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Workbridge, Where abilities equal employment

Using the site

This section details ways to navigate the site if you use a screen reader, use other assistive equipment, or have difficulty browsing websites.

Accessibility

A new feature to the site is the accessibility menu, which contains four links for navigating to various areas of the site.

  • 'Using the site' (access key '0') takes you to this page.
  • 'Jump to footer' (access key ']') will take you to the footer bar (which can be very useful if you use a screen reader).
  • 'Jump to content' (access key '[') will take you to the main content of the page you are visiting, or if there is a sub-menu you will be taken to the beginning of that.
  • 'Jump to navigation' (access key '/') takes you to the beginning of the main navigation menu, but again, if you have a screen reader the footer may be more appropriate.
  • 'Jump to sidebar' (access key '+') takes you to the top of the sidebar menu, but again, if you have a screen reader the footer may be more appropriate.

Access keys

As much of the main navigation is based on a menu->sub-menu style, various 'skip' access keys are provided (as above). You can use the accessibility menu option: 'Jump to footer' (access-key ']') to move focus to the footer which contains just the main headings from the menu. Otherwise you can use the main menu access keys which are mapped as follows:

  • '1' - Home page
  • '2' - About us
  • '3' - Employers
  • '4' - Job Seekers
  • '5' - Vacancies
  • '6' - Success Stories
  • '7' - Contact us
  • '0' - Using this site
  • '9' - Sitemap

Page structure

All headings at the top of each content section are marked as Heading-1 (or h1), and all sub-headings are Heading-2 (h2.) On the occasion where there are points of emphasis within a sub-section, the points will be labelled with an Heading-3 (h3) tag.

You are able to access sub-menus on pages using 'Jump to content', which will take you to the start of the content, and if there is a sub-menu available it will be the first content that is read. The sub-menus are relatively small.

Images all have alt text. To avoid any confusion, there are no 'null' alt tags as all images have meaning. If you do happen to find an image without an alt tag please report it via the feedback form.

Most links are provided in context to provide meaning, but where they are not, a title tag is provided.

Page style

The site is built for a screen resolution of 1024x768, but can be viewed with horizontal scrolling on lower resolutions.

Javascript

The website does rely on Javascript for a number of things, however your visit to the site will not be impaired if you have Javascript turned off. You are able to access every part of the website without Javascript enabled.

Printing

When you print content from the Workbridge website you will only get the text and images from the content section. The header, navigation and footer will not appear on any pages that you print.

Feedback

And as always, feedback is welcomed! Simply head to the feedback page and let us know if you have troubles viewing any part of the site and we will do our best to accomodate you.

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