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Village Foundations is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so strive to adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Accessibility Within The Village Foundations Website

Village Foundations is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. We’re actively working to ensure our website is accessible and usable by people of all abilities.

Accessibility Guidelines

We’re working to ensure all pages on this website conform to the majority of level AAA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines( WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible websites.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines also makes web content more user friendly for all people.

HTML5 and CSS3

HTML5 and CSS3 are at the forefront of all cutting-edge web design. Both HTML5 and CSS3 are still works in progress, but are the future of web development, yet being backward compatible. For this reason our website has been constructed implementing both these tools. As these are new, and continuously being developed, the website will only fail CSS validation and HTML validation on this new code. Once the validators have caught up with the developments, we believe this website will conform 100% to all validation.

Validated using experimental feature: HTML5 Conformance Checker.

“The validator checked your document with an experimental feature: HTML5 Conformance Checker. This feature has been made available for your convenience, but be aware that it may be unreliable, or not perfectly up to date with the latest development of some cutting-edge technologies.”


When hovering over the main navigation links you will see/hear a number or letter within brackets. This is the accesskey for that link.

MS Windows

Press the "alt" key in addition to the Accesskey, then press enter/return.

Apple Macintosh

Press the "ctrl" key in addition to the Accesskey.

Accesskeys, supported by some browsers, allows users to quickly select links without using a mouse. The links also contain a logical tab order to navigate through the links – useful for users with limited hand mobility.

If you need to use these, you'll probably already know how they work. For example, users of Internet Explorer 6 and above should hold down "alt" ("ctrl" on the Mac) and the Accesskey (letter), release, then press Enter. Firefox users, recommended, just hold down the "alt" ("ctrl" on the Mac) and press the required Accesskey.

Latest Browsers

Most websites these days use some form of media within the content of their website, and ours is no exception. We use a lot of Javascript, that allow us to genrate image slideshows, use the latest coding technology and give you, the user, a more exciting user experience.

Village Foundations have provided some useful download links to the latest browser, in order for you to seamlessly view modern websites.

PC & Mac
PC & Mac PC & Mac PC & Mac
(Intell Only)
PC Only
Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Internet Explorer

Contact Information

If you experience any difficulty using the Village Foundations website, please e-mail webmanager@village-foundations.org we will be happy to help.

The following websites also have useful advice and information about web accessibility:

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

RNIB Web Access Centre