AccessibilityThe Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority National Trail web site has been designed and developed to provide users with a more enjoyable interactive experience of the National Park and to find out more about the National Park Authority. The new site is designed to be inclusive and to provide access to all users regardless of technological or physical disability.
Not only is there a legal obligation for the content of the site to be made accessible to disabled users (Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995), but the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority also has a duty to the communities of the National Park.
In order to ensure that the content of this site is accessible, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority web site has been designed and constructed in accordance with the guidelines provided by the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
The WAI guidelines state that in order for a web site to be considered accessible, it must at least conform to all Priority 1 checkpoints. All templates on this web site conform to not only all the Priority 1 checkpoints, but also to all Priority 2 checkpoints. This is known as 'Double A conformance' to the guidelines. We believe that, by aiming for Double A conformance wherever possible, we have built a web site that will be accessible by the vast majority of users, whatever their platform, connectivity and abilities.
All templates have been Bobby approved to priority 2 (AA) and all warnings identified by Bobby have been manually checked for conformance.
Colours – We have tried to use colours throughout the web site that provide maximum contrast between foreground and background items and also various features on the page including headers, body text and hyperlinks.
There are some documents in portable document format for downloading on this web site. The Adobe Acrobat Reader can be freely downloaded from: http://www.adobe.co.uk/ (external site)
Viewers with visual difficulties may find it useful to investigate services provided to improve the accessibility of Acrobat document: http://access.adobe.com (external site)
Our aim is to have most of the site available bilingually in Welsh and English – the alternative language can be chosen by clicking the flag near the top of the right-hand side of the page, underneath Contact Us. Amongst the exceptions are the following:-
* English text which comes directly from a database application which is being constantly updated
* English text which is derived from the National Park Authority's newspaper Coast to Coast, which is only available in English
* Items which are only relevant to Welsh-speakers will only appear in Welsh.