Accessibility

Bioregional aims to ensure that the content of our web site is accessible to the greatest possible audience, and the widest range of software and hardware.

Font sizes
You can change the font size of our web pages using the preference-settings of your browser. Follow the steps below to change the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

Internet Explorer
Open the ‘ View ‘ menu with the mouse or by pressing ‘ Alt ‘ and ‘ V ‘.
Select the ‘ Text Size ‘ option with the mouse or by pressing ‘ X ‘.
Choose your preferred text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ‘ Enter ‘ or by clicking on it.

Firefox
Press ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ + ‘ to increase the text size.
Press ‘Ctrl ‘ and ‘ – ‘ to decrease the text size.
Press ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ 0 ‘ to return to the default size.

Standards compliance
All pages on our site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional. This helps to ensure that content can be accessed on the widest possible range of browsers and devices.

We aim for all pages on our web site to comply with the W3C Priority 1 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Links
Hyperlink text has been written to make sense out of context, and, where necessary, title attributes which describe the link in greater detail have been added.

Images
All content images used in our site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics are either applied using CSS, or include null ALT attributes.

PDF files
PDF files are used to publish documents where it is more appropriate. Recent PDF file standards provide improved levels of accessibility, through technologies like screen readers, navigation through the keyboard and enhanced screen viewing. The Adobe web site provides information on how best to use these features. Adobe also provides anĀ online PDF conversion tool that converts PDF files to text and to HTML.