Accessibility

David Wein recognises the importance of providing a website that is accessible to all our user groups, including those with disabilities. Our accessibility standards are in place with the intention of making the content accessible to the widest range of visitors, regardless of disability or impairment and by using techniques to help users of assistive and adaptive technologies we have provided one version of the site which everyone should be able to use.

It is our intention to provide as wide access as possible to this website. Should you experience any difficulties using the site we would very much like to hear about any such difficulties, so that we may take steps to rectify them. Please email us with details of the problem, the name and version of the browser you are using and, if possible, details of the operating system and screen settings you are using.

Accessible design and standards compliance

David Wein website is fully accessible to people with disabilities and obey the spirit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC). It conforms with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (Level Double-A) specified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and was tested against WCAG Priority 1,2,3 and U.S. Section 508 Guidelines by the WebXACT and Cynthia.

All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional. The pages use Cascading Style Sheets which can be read by CSS-P compliant and non-compliant browsers. All pages use structured semantic markup.

Valid XHTML 1.0 TransitionalValid CSS!WAI

Accessibility features

The following features improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text only browsers:

Headings
HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, and so on.
Navigation
Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily. All pages contain the same primary navigation bar in the header, and the same set of links in the page footer. All pages have home page, search and site map links that can be used by text-only browsers, screen readers and some conventional browsers.
Images
This website graphics are thoroughly optimized to maintain faster-than-average page loading speeds. All content images used in this website include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes. Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
Colors
We have checked the website´s font and background colour combination against the different colour blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear.
Style sheets
This website uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.
Links
Links are written to make sense out of context. Many browsers can extract a list of links from a page, so the target for a link should be identifiable in this format. No links contain direct references to javascript code, unless those links are themselves created through javascript. If javascript is turned off, all links can be followed in any browser. There are no links that open a new window without warning. No new windows are opened automatically, for example when a page loads.
Javascript
While JavaScript is used frequently on the website to improve usability, all pages and processes are still accessible and usable if JavaScript is not available.
PICS
PICS enables parents to help control what their children can view on the Internet and at David Wein website in particular.
Screen readers
The website supports screen reader programs. We recommend Browsealoud, an application for Mac and PC which can be used with most modern browsers. When installed, position your cursor at the start of a paragraph and it will start to read automatically. To stop the reader at any point, simply press the Ctrl key.
P3P
This website carries a P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences) statement in its code which can be automatically read and interpreted by the latest browser software.

Platform of Privacy Preferences

David Wein website carries a P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences) statement in its code which can be read by various P3P enabled browsers. Although we use every effort to ensure that our P3P statement is accurate, in cases of conflict between the P3P statement and this privacy policy, the provisions of this privacy policy shall prevail.

P3P Privacy Policy can be automatically read and interpreted by the latest browser software. P3P is an industry standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium providing a simple, automated way for you to gain more control over the use of personal information on websites you visit. P3P enabled browsers can "read" this snapshot automatically and compare it to your own set of privacy preferences. For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 will evaluate this policy´s compact policy whenever it is used with a cookie. The actions IE will take depend on what privacy level you have selected in your browser (Low, Medium, Medium High, or High); the default is Medium. In addition, IE will examine whether the cookie´s policy is considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory, whether the cookie is a session cookie or a persistent cookie, and whether the cookie is used in a first-party or third-party context.

Plug-in applications

The website contains a number of support materials and publications in PDF format, but we also include HTML versions of all the major documents currently in PDF format. You may need an up-to-date verison of the Adobe Acrobat Reader, or similar PDF viewing software, in order to view and print some files. If you do not have the latest version installed, you can download it from the Adobe website. If you are not able to use Adobe Acrobat Reader you can use the online tool which converts PDF files to a format which can be used with screen-reading programs. To use Adobe's online tool:

  1. Right click on the hyperlink to the PDF, select "properties" and then copy the URL.
  2. Go to Adobe's online tool.
  3. Paste the URL into the form field.
  4. Follow the instructions onscreen (output in "text" format for best results)

Cookies and session variables

David Wein does not require the use of cookies for casual website browsing. This website uses cookies or session variables for the more advanced features, like shopping basket. To use these features you may need cookie support enabled in your browser, but disabling of cookies will not limit or compromise the website's functionality.

Device support

This website uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout and presentation. The site is best viewed in a standards compliant web browser with proper stylesheet support, such as a recent version of Internet Explorer (5+), Netscape, Opera or Firefox. If you are using a browser which does not support style sheets (such as a PDA or text-only browser), or an older browser with poor stylesheet support (such as Netscape 4), the content of each page should still be fully accessible, but will be presented in plain-text format.

This document last revised on: March 19, 2014

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