Despite the highly visual nature of mapping, Europa Technologies is committed to providing a web site that is accessible and usable to all visitors, including those using non-visual browsers. To the best of our knowledge, and that of our advisors, our site complies with two key sets of accessibility recommendations; the U.S. Federal Government’s Section 508 guidelines, and the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (Priority 1). In practice this means that the site adheres to certain common sense rules of web development, including:
- Relative font sizing. This technique ensures that all visitors can easily change the site’s default font size in their browser.
- Link text clearly identifies the destination of each link. While this technique benefits everyone, it is essential for blind and visually impaired visitors using special browsers that can extract a list of links from the page to aid navigation.
- Information conveyed with colour is also indicated without colour. Another technique that improves usability for everyone, this is especially helpful for visitors with colour vision deficiency (CVD), who can have difficulty identifying links that rely on colour only.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our Web Master (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We hope you find our site accessible, interesting and informative.