Accessibility

We are continuously working to ensure that our web site is easy to use and understand, guaranteeing that your browsing experience is as straightforward as possible.

On this page, you will find links with information detailing the ways in which our site is accessible, and providing advice on how to make sure that you get the most out of our resources.

What is accessibility?

The Camping and Caravanning Club is committed to accessibility of its web site to everyone and as such has designed this new web site using W3C guidelines.

W3C XHTML 1.0

The Club’s web site aims to conform to the W3C XHTML 1.0 standard. Due to the large number of pages in the site we regularly check the home page and the main tab section introduction pages for XHTML compliance.

Why?

Alternate ways of accessing the Internet are constantly being introduced. By using XHTML
guidelines our web pages will be viewable with a wide range of hardware using a variety of
different browsers.

What are the benefits?

  • Smaller file sizes therefore our pages will load faster
  • Increased portability
  • Increased accessibility

W3C CSS 2.1

We aim to conform to the W3C CSS 2.1 standard, by regularly checking all of our Cascading
Style Sheets for compliance.

Why?

The use of CSS on our web pages allows us to separate page design from the content which
benefits our visitors by offering increased accessibility.

Wave Accessibility

Wave is an accessibility tool provided by WebAIM, allowing anyone to assess the accessibility of a web page. Wave has been used whilst developing this site, evaluating the most popular web pages. Wave shows the original page with added indicators and visual icons, illustrating any accessibility errors. Find out more here.

Browsers

This web site is compatible with all common internet browsers including:

Compatible Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 and above
  • Chrome 3.0 and above
  • Safari 3.0 and above
  • Firefox 2.0 and above

You can download any of the latest versions of browsers via the following links:

Internet Explorer
Chrome
Firefox
Safari
Opera

Text and images

In creating our web site, we endeavor to design the pages in a way that makes our site as easy as possible to read. However, we have also made sure that you can alter the text size and colour to suit your needs.

Note - Instructions provided are for Internet Explorer. Other browsers may differ slightly.

Changing text size

To increase text size on The Camping and Caravanning Club web site, choose the View tab in your browser menu, then choose Increase font or Select text size.

You can also change the text size by using the wheel of your mouse. Whilst holding down the
Ctrl key, roll the wheel of your mouse upwards to zoom in on a page and make the text larger;
and roll the wheel downwards to zoom out and make the text smaller.

Changing text colour

If you have trouble reading the site’s text because of its colour, and would like to change the
text colour, or increase contrast, you can do so easily.

At the top of your browser window, there will be a Tools menu. Click on this, and then select
Internet Options.

This will open a window, with an Accessibility button on the tab. Click this and a menu will
appear that gives you the option to disregard the current page format.

Return to the original Internet Options menu and you can choose how you would like to format the page, using the Colours and Fonts buttons.

Images

You can still enjoy a varied and complete browsing experience even if you cannot view the site’s images. Every image will have an alt text description, explaining what the image shows. Holding your cursor over the image will cause the image description to appear.

Navigation

Navigation around the site is possible without the use of a mouse. You can easily browse the
site using the arrow and tab keys, as follows:

  • Use the up and down arrow keys to scroll up and down a page
  • Use the Tab key to move from one object to another, or to move between links
  • Use the Enter or Return key to select a link
  • Use the backspace key to go back to the page you were previously browsing

PDF files

Note - Instructions provided are for Internet Explorer. Other browsers may differ slightly.
To be able to view any PDF file, you need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already
have a copy, it is free to download here.

Viewing a PDF is very similar to viewing any other type of document…

  • left click on the PDF link and the file will open in a new browser window, allowing you to view the file
  • if you would prefer to save the PDF file to your computer just right click on the link, and choose the Save Target As option from the menu.
  • choose a folder on your hard drive that you would like the file to be saved to, and you can then open the PDF whenever you choose

Some people may not be able to use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files. This will be
the case if you are using an audio enabled web browser or screen reader software. Adobe
Acrobat Reader is still available and supplies a special, free online tool that converts the PDF
document to text.

How do I search for something within a PDF document?

In Adobe Acrobat there is an icon displaying a pair of binoculars – this is the Find tool. If there is a specific word or phrase that you would like to search the document for, click on the Find tool, and type in what you are looking for.

Printing advice

To make printing easier, this web site will only print the important elements of a page, such as text and associated images. In most instances it will strip out unnecessary parts, such as
navigation, advertisements etc.

If you would like to print the text on a particular page, select File in your browser window, and
select Print.

Using the Print Preview tool (found just underneath the Print button in your File menu) will
allow you to see what the page will look like before you print it.

To print a PDF document, go to the File menu in Adobe Reader, and select Print. For more
information, or assistance if you are experiencing difficulties, visit Adobe’s support web site.