Accessibility Information

How to use this website.

On this page:

 

Accessibility

We aim to make this website as accessible as we can to all users and so as far as possible have based the design of the site on recognised standards (see Technical Information for details). This page provides information, tips and advice for users on how to get the most out of using this website.

If, for any reason, you are unable to access any material on this website, please email the web administrator to discuss alternative delivery methods.

We are always interested in feedback from any of our users. If you have any comments or suggestions on how we could improve the usability of the site please email the web administrator.

Back to the top.


Customising Your Computer

You can change settings on your computer to make it easier for you to use the internet other applications. See the My Computer My Way website created by AbilityNet.

Back to the top.


Change the Text Size

If the text is too small for you to read comfortably on your screen you can override the default font size for this website by changing the settings within your browser.

In Internet Explorer in Windows choose 'view' from the top toolbar and then 'text size' then choose your preferred setting.

If you are using Internet Explorer 7 and later, choose Page, then 'zoom' or 'text size'.

In Opera in Windows choose 'view' from the top toolbar and then 'zoom' then choose your preferred setting.

In Firefox choose 'view' from the top toolbar and then 'text size' then choose your preferred setting.

For other browsers or operating systems please consult the help file in your browser.

Virtual Magnifying Glass

If you prefer, you could use the free application called Virtual Magnifying Glass which allows you to magnify parts of your browser screen. You can download the Virtual Magnifying Glass here. Instructions can be found on the Getting Started section of the Virtual Magnifying Glass website.

This and many other free accessibility applications can be downloaded from the Regional Support Centre Scotland North and East website and kept on a memory stick. This allows you to use them on any computer you use.

Back to the top.


Colours and Viewing Options

We are working towards providing a facility to change colours on this website.

Cookies

No cookies are used on this site. Any personal details you provide on the contact form will be used only for the purpose of replying you your question/comment.

Back to the top.


Navigation

The main sections of this site; Home, Credits and Reviews, Bio, Contact and Accessibility, can be reached by using the menu bar. The Listen page can only be accessed from the link on the home page.

If you are using a screen-reader, or viewing the page with style sheets disabled, the main navigation menu will appear near the beginning of the page under. The first links which appear on the page will give you the options of either going to the main contents of the page you are on avoiding the main navigation, going to the accessibility page (this page).

Back to the top.


Access Keys

The following keyboard shortcuts (access keys) have been set up on this site:

  • '1' - content of page you are on (skipping navigation)
  • '2' - accessibility page (this page)
  • '3' - Home page

These access keys enable you to navigate to certain pages using keyboard shortcuts excluding the need for a mouse. To use them in windows press the 'Alt key' and the access key possibly followed by the 'enter' key. To use with a Macintosh system press the 'Ctrl key' and the access key.

Back to the top.


Multimedia

All music on the site is a playlist in the audio player on the home page. This player requires you to install the free Flash plugin. If you cannot or do not wish to install Flash you can access all the music in the audio player on the listen page. All music is in MP3 format, all video is in Quicktime format. Click on links to open in your computer's default media player or right click and "save target as" to save to your hard disk and then open (CTRL Click for Mac)

If you wish to install this plugin it can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe's Flash Player Download Center.

It is possible that sometimes portable document format files (PDFs) or .doc files might appear on this site. In order to view these files you will need a program on your computer that reads these formats. If you do not have the readers installed you can get Adobe Reader which reads PDFs from Adobe's download page. Or, if you are unable to do this, you can use Adobe's online conversion tool which can be found on Adobe's Access Online Tools page. If you need to view a .doc file, but do not have the correct software, Microsoft Word Viewer can be downloaded from the Microsoft download page.

These downloads and services are free.

Back to the top.


Hearing this Site

Where ever possible this site has been created to work for those using screen readers like JAWS.

DSpeech by Dimio

There are many text-to-speech programs you can use to 'read' web pages to you. One is DSpeech which you can download and use free of charge. Cut and paste text into the window and the program reads it to you.

This and many other free accessibility applications can be downloaded from the Regional Support Centre Scotland North and East website and kept on a memory stick. This allows you to use them on any computer you use.

Back to the top.


Printing

If you print out any part of this website, only the text will appear on the printed page - no images will be printed and the menu will not be printed out.

It is sometimes possible to print larger text by increasing the size of text in your browser (see above) and then printing.

Back to the top.


Copyright

The copyright of all content on this web site is owned by Andy Haines. The copyright of the design and code is owned by Vicki Haines, unless otherwise stated. The use of any music on the site is not permitted without the consent of the copyright holder.

If you follow a link to another site from any page on this website, the target site will be copyrighted by the owner of that site. Please read the copyright statement on the target site before using any of their material.

The photograph was taken by Vicki Haines and may not be used without permission.

Back to the top.


Technical Info

Every effort has been made to develop and maintain this website to adhere to the WAI Priority 2 (AA) guidelines.

Testing

This site has been tested in Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Opera 9, Firefox 3 on Windows and on iPod Touch. If you have any problems viewing the pages or if you would like to make any comments concerning any aspects of the site, please e-mail the Web Administrator at webmaster@audiophobic.com.

The links are checked on a regular basis, but if you should find any links that don't work, please e-mail the Web Administrator at webmaster@audiophobic.com.

Validation

This site was created using Notepad++. The logos were created and images edited in Macromedia Fireworks 8.

The Cascading Style Sheets, XHTML and RSS used have been validated by W3C.

Valid XHTML 1.0!.Valid CSS!.

Back to the top.