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The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web

At Tidmarsh, we know the importance of web accessibility and we are always striving to improve our online accessibility in order to serve the widest range of customers and visitors possible. It is our policy to ensure that everyone, including those with sight, audio and motor impairment restrictions, has full and equal access to our website and online presence. Web accessibility is the practice of making websites usable for all visitors, including those with disabilities, impairments, and limitations. This can involve following certain design principles which ensure that people who experience difficulties or limitations have the same or a similar experience as those who do not. The absolute goal is to give all users equal access to our products content.

One of the ways we’ve addressed our web accessibility is by offering text alternatives. All non-text items on our website — including images, videos, and audio content — have a text alternative so that non-sighted individuals can understand them. We ensure that all of our image content across our website uses alt tags so that visitors navigating our website using screen readers can understand our content. We also aim to structure content in an adaptable way. This means our website is developed in such a way that, if the page styling were to be removed, the intended information and structure wouldn’t be lost. This includes using proper headings, including ordered and unordered list elements, and utilising bold and italic text which all convey information, even if you strip back the page styling. We also avoid blinking or flashing content, as content that blinks or flashes more than three times in a second can trigger seizures, have aimed to keep our navigation structure as straightforward and easy to use as possible.

A key point in our website design is Readability. Our website is built using responsive technology to ensure that it will scale for optimum readability on all devices and all browsers. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, and have made conscious efforts to promote accessibility wherever possible. All visitors to our website should be able to zoom in to view text to a comfortable level, navigate using keyboard gestures, and we’ve made the website content as simple as possible to understand.

In order to Resize Content, there are a couple of easy techniques depending on your device. If you’re viewing our website on a desktop or laptop computer using Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer, you are able to enlarge the text and zoom into each page. On a PC, hold down the CTRL button and use + and – to zoom in and out. On a Mac, you can zoom by holding the Command key and + or -. Visitors to the website using mobile or tablet devices should be able to zoom in and out using pinch and push techniques used across their device.

We are committed to accessibility, and are always seeking to improve our efforts. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve, or you need any assistance accessing content on our website, we would love to hear from you. Please send us an email to info@tidmarsh.co.uk and we’ll send your feedback to our website manager. You can read our full Website Accessibility on our website here.