We are committed to making the information and resources that we provide via the web accessible to all users. We aim to be standards compliant and follow general principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors to this website.

We are be working towards the highest standards we can, but would appreciate any comments or feedback you may have in order to help us with that work. You can email us at [email protected]

PortobelloBeach.com endeavours to conform to Level AA of the WCAG 2.0 guidelines where possible.

There may be some pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site meets WCAG 2.0 priority 2 (AA), this is an ongoing process and some content may not yet reach the standards in all areas.

Read the WCAG Accessibility Guidelines in full.

We welcome suggestions and feedback to improve accessibility on this website. If you are experiencing any difficulties accessing the information set out on our pages, please email us at [email protected]

TEXT SIZE

Relative units have been used in the CSS (ems) so the site accommodates text re-sizing in all common browsers.

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings.

To increase text size:

  • If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘View Menu’, select ‘Text Size’ and the select ‘Increase’. You can also increase the text size by using the keyboard, pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ at the same time.
  • If you use Google Chrome, At the top-right, click More, Next to ‘Zoom’, choose the zoom options that you want:
    • Make everything larger: Click Zoom in Zoom in.
    • Make everything smaller: Click Zoom out Zoom out.
    • Use full-screen mode: Click Full screen Full screen.

You can also increase the text size by using the keyboard, pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ at the same time.

  • If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.

LINKS

Links have context for screen readers, to allow users to understand the destination page content.

IMAGES

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes, to allow screen readers, used by those with restricted eye sight, to understand the context with which any images are used.

Purely decorative graphics for layout include null ALT attributes. Images such as background images that have no useful content have empty alternate text.

Images can be turned off in your browser settings.

  • In Chrome go to settings, click on “Show Advanced settings”, in the Privacy section, click on Content settings. In the Image section, select “Do not show images”.
  • In Firefox on a PC, go to the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Options’. Within the ‘Content’ tab, untick the box labelled ‘Load images automatically’
  • In Firefox on a Mac, go to the ‘Firefox’ menu and select ‘Preferences’. Within the ‘Content’ tab, untick the box labelled ‘Load images automatically’
  • In Internet Explorer, go to the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Internet Options’. In the ‘Advanced’ tab, untick the box labelled ‘Show pictures’ under the Multimedia section
  • In Safari, go to the ‘Safari’ menu and select ‘Preferences’. Within the ‘Appearance’ tab untick the box labelled ‘Display images when the page opens’

 

COLOUR PALETTE

We have ensured good colour contrast on the site – foreground content and text stands out sufficiently from background content.

Changing the site’s background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site.

Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser.