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Accessibility on The Merkat Cross

The webmaster of Mostly Medieval - The Merkat Cross has taken steps to ensure that the pages on this Web site are at least minimally accessible to people who use assistive technology to access the Internet by providing a text-only mirror site.

Text-Only Accessibility Features

  • Access keys assigned
  • Skip to content link in place
  • Title tags on links which may not be clear
  • Pages have rel=home and site map links
  • Relative text sizes are used
  • Viewable without CSS
  • CSS conforms to W3C standards
  • HTML conforms to W3C XHTML 1.0 Strict standards
  • External links open in same window
  • No Java scripts
  • No decorative graphics
  • Design tested at Vischeck for simulations of three types of color vision deficiency (Deuteranope, Protanope, and Tritanope) in an attempt to verify sufficient contrast of colors.

Access Keys

  • Z - Jump to content
  • X - Top of page
  • 0 - Accessibility features
  • 1 - Site Map
  • 2 - Fiction
  • 3 - Non-Fiction
  • 4 - Music
  • 5 - Films
  • 6 - Costumes
  • 7 - Magazines
  • 8 - Copyright and Privacy Policy information
  • 9 - Feedback (Send email to the Webmaster)

Standards Compliance

An attempt has been made to follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0, which are standards created by the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). WCAG 1.0 compliance levels are described as single-A (meets all Priority 1 Checkpoints), double-A (meets all Priority 1 and 2 Checkpoints), and triple-A (meets all Priority 1, 2, and 3 Checkpoints).

The pages that make up this Web site have been validated individually by several online services to measure accessibility standards. To the best of my knowledge the pages in this Web site conform to U.S. Government Section 508 (Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards) Guidelines and a minimum of the double-A compliance level.