We are committed to providing websites that are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
Our Webteam is actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of inverness.uhi.ac.uk and the sites developed by the team across the university and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the internet, to develop a website that is clear and simple for everybody to use.
Plone, our Content Management System (CMS)
Plone is fundamentally designed to facilitate web pages which include aspects of accessibility compliant behaviour as standard. A statement about Plone's Accessibility compliance from the Plone.org website says:
"(Plone)... meets or exceeds the major accessibility standards, making your site usable by people with visual or motor impairments.
Plone was the first Content Management System in the world to be compliant with the WAI-AA and US Section 508 accessibility standards, and meets or exceeds other strong accessibility standards.
This means that users with visual impairments or motor impairments are capable of using your site"
We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the internet, to develop a web site that is clear and simple for everybody to use.
We have used HTML CSS that conforms to specification, as laid out by the W3C because we believe that usability and accessibility must have a solid foundation. If anything on this web site does not validate correctly, please contact the Site Administration.
We have also endeavoured to achieve AA accessibility as measured against version 1.0 of the WCAG. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective - and although we are sure that we have met them squarely, there may be instances where interpretation may vary.
Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.