Our approach to accessible design
Blackadders are committed to providing digital experiences that are accessible to the broadest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and other associated digital communications. In doing so, we adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
Current and future conformance
This website is partially conformant with both WCAG 2.1 level AA and AAA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. Our intention is to work towards full AAA conformance.
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards-compliant XHTML / CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly. Where possible, we have looked to include rich digital media such as video and illustration to help users with limited English or reading ability.
Whilst our digital estate complies with known accessibility and usability guidelines, it is not always possible to do so to the letter of each checkpoint. Browsers and access technologies have outgrown many of the difficulties that once needed guidelines to overcome them, rendering some checkpoints obsolete.
In light of this, we are continually developing solutions that ensure the website conforms to the spirit of each checkpoint, bringing together a high standard of practical accessibility and usability throughout the website. The following exceptions also align with the new version of the accessibility guidelines to be released soon.