Website and Media Guide
Cape Farewell aims to make the information and resources on our website clear, easy to use and accessible. On this page you will find detailed information on our accessibility policy and help with the website accessibility features. We have also provided a media guide for help with the different file formats and media used on the website.
The website was designed and developed by Bullet. It is a 'live' document and an ongoing work in progress. If you do experience any problems using this site please contact us and we will do our best to solve them.
Watching video on the website
Video is played (or streamed) within the pages using Adobe Flash Player. To watch this video content you need Adobe®Flash® Player 9.0 (or higher) installed. This player is free, quick to download and easy to install.
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If you have the correct Flash Player already installed the video will be shown automatically. Play the video by clicking the play button in the controls below. For users without the correct version of Flash Player video content won't appear and a thumbnail of the movie will be shown instead, with a link to download Flash Player.
The quality of the video playback when viewing streaming video will depend in part on the speed of your internet connection. If you are on a slower connection and experiencing playback problems please choose the download option instead, then play the video direct from your computer.
Downloading video files
Streaming video content is also available to download in M4V format for playback on computers and other mobile devices. A range of free players are available to play M4V including iTunes and QuickTime, with support across different systems including Mac, Linux, PocketPC and Windows. The size of each movie download is indicated alongside the link.
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Cape Farewell aims to make the information and resources on the Cape Farewell website accessible to all intended audiences, regardless of disability, in compliance with the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and also with regard to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines.
Accessibility does not only mean that users with disabilities are able to access the information on a site, but covers all users, whether they have physical or learning disabilities, as well as fully able users: all information should be easy to find, readable, and easy to understand.
We try to make the information on this site easy to find, easy to read and understand. A site map provides an overview of every page in the site and you can search for specific information using keywords in the site search facility. If you do have difficulties finding the information you are looking for on this site please contact us.
The website has been designed and built to comply with levels 1 and 2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 conforming to the 'AA' standard. This has been achieved through the technology used within the build of the site, and the use of good practice with regards to content and layout.
The pages have been built with standards compliant XHTML (Extensible HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Sheet Style), and will degrade to support older and limited functionality browsers. Page layouts will enable support for text to speech browser, with Quick Link navigation enabling easy navigation of both the pages and the website.
The website is tested as it develops using a combination of accessibility tools and user testing to ensure that the site continues to meet the W3C's accessibility guidelines and our accessibility policy. If you experience any problems using this site, please contact us.
Further Information and Best Practice
Visit the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website to find out more about the Web Accessibility Initiative and for checklists and guidelines.
Visit the SHAPE website for information on improving access to the arts for deaf and disabled people.
Visit AbilityNet for information, factsheets and step-by-step guides on approaches and technology to help with keyboard and mouse difficulties.
Readability and increasing font sizes
The design of this website specifies particular typefaces, fonts, colours, sizes, and background colours, chosen for their aesthetics and legibility. These however can be changed if you have limited or low vision or suffer from dyslexia and have your own viewing preferences. Visit the Citizens Advice website for detailed help on how to change the font colour and font size in various browsers.
Download free players and plugins for different media formats used throughout the website.
Download Adobe® Reader® to allow you to view, print, and search Adobe PDF files.
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Interactive media and video
To view interactive, animation and video content on the website you need the latest Adobe®Flash® Player (version 9.0 or higher) installed. This player is free, quick to download and easy to install. See the video guide for more detailed help with different types of video.
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Download Excel Viewer to open, view, and print Excel (xls) documents.
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Download the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer to open, view, and print PowerPoint (ppt) files.
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Download a free trial of WinZip to open zip files.
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