At OWL (part of The University of Hull) we continually look for ways to improve the accessibility of our websites, recently this has seen us do the following:

  • Ensure the Public Website (PWS) adheres to WAI (World Accessibility Initiative) guidelines, the majority of our pages conform to at least stage 1 priority standard
  • We have developed accessible web pages by working with visually impaired colleagues at The University of Hull who have proved invaluable in helping us identify accessibility problems, this method is preferable than using on-line validators exclusively
  • Future developments include eworking in conjunction with visually impaired colleagues to provide stylesheets that can be downloaded and used on users pcs
  • Our web pages conform to W3C ( Worldwide Web Consortium) web standards for CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and HTML 4.01 Transitional
  • Constantly developing the information architecture to ensure the website is easy to navigate and find relevant information
  • Making navigation and information architecture consistent throughout the website by utilising a Content Management System