The Heritage Council is committed to providing web pages that are accessible to all users, including users with disabilities. To this end, the The Heritage Council website currently meets W3C Level 1 Web Accessibility guidelines (WAIA).
The following technical web design requirements apply to the design and coding of the website.
Many links use the title attribute, which describes the links in more detail.
All images use an alt tag or longdesc tag. Blank alt tags are used for bulleted-list images, spacer images, etc.
Font-sizing and Stylesheets
Standard stylesheets have been developed which size fonts consistently across all supported browsers. Stylesheets are used to control the presentation of all web pages and the use of a sans-serif font is set as default. If a browser does not support stylesheets, the content of each page is still readable.
All forms are coded using label and id attributes.
Websites are validated for XHTML 1.0 Transitional using the W3.org markup validator and Level 1 Web Accessibility referencing the WAI guidelines.