Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

RDB Star Rating recognise the importance of providing a website that is accessible to all user groups, including the disabled, the visually impaired and those with motor deficiencies and cognitive disabilities.

If you are having any difficulties finding or accessing a particular item on the site or have any questions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us.

Text size

The RDB Star Rating website allows you to change the size of the text. You can do this by adjusting the setting of your internet browser, using the View menu. Alternatively, if you have a mouse with a wheel, you can hold down the CTRL button and rotate the wheel to adjust the size of the text.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

This website has been constructed with reference to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the Disability Discrimination Act.

Colour Contrast

The RDB Star Rating website has been designed to meet the WCAG and RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) guidelines.

Style sheet based layout

Our website uses a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) layout rather than the traditional tabled layout. This helps make the website content accessible to a wider audience because it is separated from the style and formatting.

Headings

RDB Star Rating has Structured its website content using heading tags to enable users to easily understand the organisation of each page.

Links

The links on each page of our website can be navigated through using your computers Tab key (above Caps Lock). By holding the Alt Gr key and then pressing the Tab key together you can return to the first link.

What steps is RDB Star Rating taking to make its website more accessible? Our Web Developers are asked to follow RDB Star Rating’s Accessibility Guidelines, when developing online materials, which include:

• Aiming for the ‘AA Standard’ of the Web Accessibility Initiative
• Including users with disabilities in pre-launch user testing
• Providing captions or transcripts for audio-visual content
• Structuring content using heading tags
• Creating information-bearing hyperlink text.