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Accessibility

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web.

The Health Tech Services, LLC web site has been constructed to be accessible to a wide range of people, including those using assistive technology. The Health Tech Services, LLC web site is built to be accessible and easy to use, quick to download, display properly across a wide range of devices and platforms, and is simple for us to update and modify.

Below is information about some of the features we have implemented. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any problems accessing our content. We have tried to cater for as many people as possible but there may be occasions when we can further improve our accessibility.

Accessibility features

Changing the font size

Our web site allows you to customize the font size to suit your personal preferences. Most browsers will allow you to change the font size - usually somewhere in the "View" menu. Please see the "help" section in your browser for more details on customisation.

We've positioned skip links at the top of the page so that you can quickly navigate to the most important sections of the page. This should be of use if you use a screen magnifier or speech browser, or are using a small screen resolution.

Alternative content

For those members of our audience who use screenreader or speech browser software, we've provided sensible alternative text for images where this alternative text will aid your understanding of the webpage. If you discover an image that does not have suitable alternative text, please contact us.

Headers

Our pages use structured headers to aid legibility. The first header on the page is the main content header followed by any appropriate sub-headers. This aids users of certain screenreaders and speech browsers - for instance: JAWS users can type INSERT+F6 to hear all the headers on the page, or CTRL+INSERT+ENTER to quickly navigate through the page by skipping to the next header.

Tables

We are no longer using tables, except for the display of tabular data. For users of screenreaders and speech browsers, we associate headers with their respective rows and columns to aid legibility.

Forms

Forms now have their labels explicitly associated with their controls, aiding users of certain screenreaders and speech browsers.

Older browsers

CSS, which we use for layout and design, is not fully supported by older web browsers, resulting in unpredictable display. However, even if you use one of these browsers, you will still be able to access all of our content presented with a simplified layout. Modern browsers can be downloaded from the sites below.

If you are unable or unwilling to upgrade your browser or if you are prevented from seeing our CSS for other reasons, we hope that you will enjoy the more basic interface. Although not as visually appealing as the CSS interface, it should be just as usable.

Text only browsers

We have take steps to ensure that users of text only browsers find it easier to use our sites than before, with the addition of skip links and features such as semantic mark-up. Site navigation appears before the main content, and is constructed using lists to make it more comprehensible.