design for real people

Accessibility Statement

The web is used by real people, and that includes those who may not be able-bodied or neurotypical. It is important that websites should be accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

Established web standards and accessibility guidelines can help ensure this. In particular this site is measured against the W3C Web Content Accessibilty Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, and aims to have all pages meet or exceed level "A" compliance. Most pages meet levels "AA" and "AAA", and others will be improved wherever possible.

This website uses valid HTML and cascading stylesheets (CSS), compliant with relevant standards. This allows the majority of presentational elements to be separated from site content, making the site more accessible to visitors who use assistive technologies such as a screen reader or a text-only browser.

Given that most visitors to this website use graphical web browsers, all efforts have been made to ensure that the website displays correctly on these. In older, non-standards-compliant browsers (for example, Internet Explorer 7 and earlier) some parts of the site may not work as intended. If you use one of these browsers, it's recommended that you upgrade to the most recent version, or to a free, standards-compliant alternative.

Given the wide variety of interfaces, and the fact that the site is still a work in progress, there may well be problems that I have missed. If you find an error which is making it difficult to use the site, please email me and let me know.

Tips and Controls

The BBC My web my way accessibility guide is a fantastic resource for help accessing the web, and contains many helpful guides and tips for improving your experience.

This site is designed to display text at 16 pixels high. If you need control over the font size, your browser should allow you to change it using the "Zoom" or "Text Size" option. The typical keyboard shortcut for increasing the text size is Ctrl +, while Ctrl - will decrease it (alternatively in Mac OS X, use Command + and Command - respectively).

You should be able to use the tab key to skip through the links on the site. This may not work in all cases (particularly for some of my games) but broadly speaking the site should be accessible with a keyboard.