Lafayette strives to make its products and services, including its Web sites, accessible for all users, including people with disabilities. Our website has been designed in line with priority levels 1 and 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and also includes some features from level 3. Although we continue to test and modify our Web sites for accessibility, there may be some legacy pages and pages developed by third-parties that are not fully compliant with our standards. We have tried to cater for as many people as possible but there may be occasions when we can further improve our accessibility. Below is information about some of the features we have implemented to improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers. You may also find it useful to look at the Accessibility features in your browser.
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that replace the need to use the mouse for navigation in browsers that support them. In Internet Explorer on Windows, you can press ALT + access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + access key. Then press Enter to activate the link. The following access keys are available throughout the website:
The content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. The purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.
The text describing links has been written to make sense out of context.
The forms follow a logical Tab sequence.
We have ensured that where reasonably possible the web pages validate to formal grammars avoiding where possible the deprecated features of W3C technologies. All the main pages validate to HTML 5.