The Lochmaben and district community website has been designed to maximise accessibility for all users, and to be useable with screen-readers or text-only browsers. This page describes some of the features included in the website to improve access. If you have any problems using the website, or have suggestions about how to improve accessibility, please contact us.

Site Navigation

  1. The main site navigation menu is available on all website pages.
  2. The breadcrumb trail at the top of each page identifies your current position within the website.
  3. The main page content is always presented immediately after the page header, but you can skip to the navigation menu using the links at the top of the page.
  4. All website links include text that clearly explains the destination of the link.
  5. A site search facility is available in the header of each page.

Visual design

  1. The website uses a simple page layout, with high contrast colours to increase legibility for low-vision users.
  2. The website uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. You can use your browser controls if you prefer to disable default CSS or specify your own CSS. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
  3. You can change the size of the page text using the "text size" option in visual browsers.
  4. All content images in this site include descriptive alt attributes to provide information about the images for non-sighted users.

Standards compliance

  1. The pages on this website comply with the XHMTL 1.0 Transitional standard, to maximise accessibility for different browser types and user agents.
  2. The pages of this website uses structured markup to clarify the information structure for users with screenreaders or other non-visual browsers. H1 tags are used for the main page content titles. Subheadings are indicated by H2 tags, and H3 tags indicate second level subheadings within the H2 sections.

Non-accessible content

The site make use of Google maps content that may not be accessible to visually impaired users, or browsers without JavaScript support.