Accessibility

This is the official accessibility statement for the Rules of the Road website. If you have any questions/comments about this statement, or the accessibility of this website please contact the Road Safety Authority.

Standards Compliance

  1. All pages on this site are WCAG AA approved, complying wih all priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, though video & audio content may be inaccessible to some users.

  2. All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict.
  3. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 and H3 tags for subtitles, and subsection titles respectively.
  4. This site also provides “BrowseAloud” Software which allows visitors to have the site read out loud to them in English. The software is free to use for visitors. BrowseAloud assists visitors who in the following sections of our population…
    1. Low Literacy or English Reading Skills

      1. Visitors whose first language is not English

      2. Visitors with dyslexia

      3. Vistors with Visual Impairments

BrowseAloud is a browser plugin, freely available from The BrowseAloud Homepage

Images

  1. All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Accessibility References

  1. W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
  2. W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
  3. W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.

Accessibility software

  1. JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  2. Window-Eyes, screen reader recommended by IBM.
  3. Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  4. Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  5. Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.