This statement gives information about accessibility features, and levels of conformance to industry standards.
This site has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. Features employed in this site to make information more accessible:
- Access keys have been implemented to access and navigate the site using a keyboard. This is an alternative to using a mouse, or other pointing device and can be quicker than using a mouse (See instructions below).
- For those using screen readers, the content comes before the navigation on each page - at the start of the content you have the option to skip navigation.
- The pages on this website are all printer-friendly - just the RSC London logo and the page content will appear on any printouts you make.
- This site uses CSS for visual layout. For optimal viewing, it is recommended that you use a browser with CSS2 support. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets, the content of each page will still be readable.
- All text uses relative font sizes so text can be enlarged or reduced using the text size options available in visual browsers (see instructions below).
- All informational images contain an ALT tag and decorative images are either relegated to the CSS document or have a null ALT attribute.
- All pages use flexible page formats so pages can be automatically resized for different window sizes and screen resolutions.
Standards compliance is an integral part of creating functional and accessible websites. As a result, the pages on this site adhere to the following standards:
- This site follows World Wide Web and it also complies as far possible with the recognised Web content Accessibility standards set by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative and CAST. All pages are level A compliant which means that no users should find it impossible to access their content, and the majority of check points for level AAA (the very highest level of accessibility defined).
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that provide links to important areas of the site. Your browser must support access keys in order to use this functionality. Of the major web browsers, Internet Explorer 5+ and Netscape 6.x support access keys.
The following access keys are available for use throughout this site.
- Access key 1 - Home
- Access key 2 - Skip to main content
- Access key 3 - About us
- Access key 4 - Search
- Access key 5 - Advice and Support
- Access key 6 - Events
- Access key 7 - Resources
- Access key 8 - Contact
- Access key 9 - Feedback
- Access Key 0 - Accessibility statement
How to use access keys
To use the access keys on Windows and Linux, you can press Alt + an access key; on MacOS, you can press Control + an access key. If you are using Netscape 6.x, this will transfer you immediately to the specified page. If you are using Internet Explorer, you then need to press enter.
Change text size
If you wish to increase the size of fonts on this and other sites, use the following instructions for popular web browsers.
- Internet Explorer 5.x and above- select View | Text Size from the browser's menu bar. You can also select Tools | Internet Options | Accessibility | Ignore fonts.
- Netscape 4.x - select View | Increase or Decrease Font from the browser's menu bar or press the Control key and the [ key together.
- Opera - press the + or - (minus) key on your number pad.
External Links & PDF files
External links will be opened in a new browser window to allow you to switch between the RSC for London website and the newly opened page.
You may need to use plug-in applications in order to access or download some files on this site. Here is a list of applications and links to free downloads.
If you have questions or problems with accesssing the RSC for London website, please email webmaster or use the feedback form.