The Skills Development Network website content meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at Level AA since July 2021. Older content meets some of the content accessibility guidelines in part. Parts of the content meet Level AAA.
Measures to support accessibility
The Skills Development Network takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the Skills Development Network website:
- Include accessibility as a requirement for all web content. Content must meet WCAG 2.1 AA, and should meet AAA as feasible. Documents created by third parties are excluded from this requirement but will be advised to meet the standards.
- Ensure content authors have access to accessibility knowledge and skills.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standard defines requirements to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. "Fully conforms" means that the content meets all of the WCAG requirements at the specified Level without exceptions.
SDN website content posted since July 2021 conforms to WCAG 2.1 Level AA. It partially conforms to Level AAA.
Some older content conforms to earlier versions of WCAG, for example, WCAG 2.0. Most of the older content is archived and will not be updated. Older content still live can be made accessible upon request.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Skills Development Network website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers.
We usually respond to accessibility feedback from e-mail within 3-5 business days. Sometimes it can take up to 2 weeks. If you do not receive a reply to e-mail within 10 business days, you can contact Hazel Swingler.
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
The SDN website is designed to be compatible with assistive technologies and the last two versions of major browsers.
In Internet Explorer 10, 11, and older browsers, some aspects of the website may not display optimally. The website is not designed for Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.
The SDN website relies upon the following technologies for conformance with WCAG 2.1:
The following technologies are used to improve accessibility and the user experience for everyone:
Limitations and alternatives
Several videos on the SDN website use Vimeo or YouTube. If you need an alternative please contact Hazel Swingler.
We used a third party company Sugarcube Hosting Ltd to assess the website and recommend changes which we then implemented.