Accessibility

Accessibility

Compatible Browsers

The RoSPA website has been built with compatibility for most major browsers in mind, including Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8. We do however recommend that you use the latest version of your chosen browser to get the best out of the site. We provide no support for Internet Explorer 5 or 5.5, or any version of Netscape Navigator.

You can find the download pages for all the major browsers below, all links point to external sites.

Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Download the latest version of Internet Explorer

Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download the latest version of Firefox

Chrome

Google Chrome

Download the latest version of Chrome

Safari

Safari

Download the latest version of Safari

Opera

Opera

Download the latest version of Opera

Links

You should see several different kinds of link around the RoSPA site.

  • Normal links like this tend to link to other pages within the section of the site you're viewing.
  • Internal links [Section] link to pages in other sections of the site.
  • External links lead to other pages on the internet and will take you away from the RoSPA website.
  • Abbreviations and acronyms can be hovered over to deliver extended descriptions.

File downloads have a different set of icons associated with them. Click here to learn more.

We also have a policy of not opening any links in new windows, to keep window clutter to a minimum.

Screen Readers

We've attempted to keep the website as friendly as possible to users of screen reader software. Navigation links are generally in lists and pages are separated by correct headings, with the level 1 heading denoting the start of page content, and level 2 headings dividing it further.

If you regularly use a screen-reader to read websites and find the RoSPA site difficult to navigate, please do not hesitate to contact us and give us feedback. Click here to go to the Contact Us page.

All images on the site use alternative text tags, and have been made descriptive wherever possible, so that screen readers can communicate their content.

Finally, all tables containing data use a summary tag, so that table content can be quickly ascertained.

Javascript & Cookies

The RoSPA website uses Javascript in a lot of areas. With Javascript disabled you will still be able to navigate around the site and read exactly the same content, but you will be limited in special features. The following areas use Javascript:

  • The tree menu
  • Visual effects in the Main Menu
  • Tooltips
  • Boxouts (such as the feedback link)
  • Contact forms
  • Login forms

If you use Firefox and are concerned about Javascript on websites, you can download extensions like NoScript to selectively block Javascript from malicious websites, and allow others through. You can download the latest version of NoScript here.

The site also requires cookies to be enabled to save preferences, and log in to the site.

Standards Compliance

The RoSPA website has been tested against various coding and accessibility standards. We comply to:

  • W3C Compliance AAA - A
  • Section 508

*RoSPA cannot be held responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any pages on linked websites.

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