We have made every effort to make this site accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you should choose to use, your speed of internet connection or if you suffer from any disabilities.
All pages on this site should be valid to HTML 4.01 Transitional the only exception being a <NOINDEX> tag used to eliminate repetition of navigational links within search results - the site also uses valid CSS (Cascading Styles Sheets).
Wherever possible links are written to make sense out of context enabling browsers such as JAWS, Lynx or Opera to extract a list of links on a page. Wherever possible link text is never duplicated on a page.
There are no links that open in new windows.
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
The site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. The site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified ‘text-size’ option in visual browsers. You can change your text settings through your browser options: in Internet Explorer, go to View > Text size and select your desired text size setting (eg. larger, smaller); in Netscape browsers go to View>Text size. Select a larger or smaller 'percentage' or click on 'larger'’ (or ‘smaller’) to go one size up or down.
Web page file sizes are limited to a maximum of 100kb. Downloadable files (in PDF format) are limited to a maximum file size of 500kb. There are exceptions, if you have problems downloading files larger than 500kb contact us - firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to provide you with an alternative means of accessing the document.
Tips for Screen Reader Users
All of the pages on the site have the same 'look and feel'. Here’s how they look from top to bottom:
The top of the page contains the Young Worker banner, which you can always click to return to the home page, and the site essentials - Home Page, Young Person?, Employer? and Work Experience Organiser? and Search.
Below this, the page splits into two areas:
1. The left-hand (Navigation) area contains section-specific navigation down the left-hand side of the page which will take you to the main sub-sections and pages of that part of the website.
2. The main area (Content) is where you’ll find the text of the page to which you have browsed.
We’ve built in a few 'signposts' to help you find your way around the page if you’re a screenreader user. Here are some links you’ll find at the top of the page and where they’ll take you to:
Jump to Main Content - skips past all navigation to the main text on the page
Jump to Navigation - jumps to the top of the Navigation area
Jump to Search - jumps to the search facility
All pages contain a link to the search facility which consists of a label that says “Search Young Worker:”, an edit box for you to enter the words you want to search for, and a Go button.
A set of standard access keys have been used to allow those who can not use a mouse, or just prefer to use the keyboard to navigate between main sections of the site, and through documents, by using the keyboard.
To use these keys in Internet Explorer, hold the Alt key and the desired page key at the same time. In some browsers you may then need to press the enter key. On Macintosh, you can press Ctrl and the accesskey.
0 - Accessibility
1 - Home Page
2 - Skip the navigation and jump to the main page content
4 - Search
5 - Contact Us
6 - Jump to Navigation
7 - Copyright and Disclaimer
8 - Feedback
If you have any difficulties using this site that you believe we could address, please let us know. It would be helpful if your e-mail contained the following:
- the URL(s) (web-address) of the page(s) that you are having difficulties with
- the nature of your disability
- a description of the problem area
- If you have a solution to suggest, please feel free to do so.
Contact the Web Manager via the following address: email@example.com