JISC has striven to ensure that content on this site is perceivable to as many of its stakeholders as possible. To this end you may find that some content is duplicated, for example where a presentation is posted, a paper giving more details may also be available, or an mp3 recording of the presentation. In this way we hope to make the content available as broadly as possible, whilst maintaining the integrity of the intended content. If there is specific content that you feel unable to access, in any of the forms available then please contact us at email@example.com.
Usability and accessibility features of the JISC website
When using this site, you will find a number of features that will help you to find the information you are looking for:
Finding your place in the site
The main horizontal navigation bar at the top of each page shows each section of the site. The vertical navigation bar on the left hand side of the page gives the navigation options within a section. There is also a 'breadcrumb' trail below the main horizontal navigation bar that provides a hierarchy of links from the current page back to the home page.
Skipping the navigation
If you are using an audio browser and don't wish to have the navigation read out to you on any page, we have included a 'skip to content' link as one of the first entries on the page. If you select this link you will be taken straight to the page heading, and then the page content.
Returning to the homepage
When you want to return to the home page, you can click on the 'home' link on the horizontal navigation bars or on the JISC logo.
Increasing the size of the page and text
If you prefer the page or font size to be larger or smaller, then press Ctrl & + or Ctrl & - in most modern browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. By default, the entire page size is increased or decreased but you can specify if you only wany to increase or decrease the text size.
You can also increase and decrease text size in older browsers. Please refer to your browser's Help feature for details.
Appendix: technical issues
This site uses CSS and XHTML 1.0 Strict where possible, although it is recognised that this is sometimes difficult to achieve in the provision of a modern, dynamic website that, for example, uses embedded media players or widgits. If a page does not validate to the above standards but is providing an enhanced user experience, this is considered to be acceptable. There are also known limitations with the Content Management System that powers the website which means pages do not always validate. We are working towards rectifying these issues.
We have made as much content as possible available via RSS, allowing the content to be imported into your feed reader of choice e.g. Google Reader.
We have used microformats where possible to allow content to be easily extracted.
All pages on this site features CSS [Cascading Style Sheets]. Some older browsers do not support all features in CSS and as a consequence you might experience irregularities in the design.
This site has been tested against:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 7 and 6;
- Mozilla Firefox 3 and 2;
- Safari 4 and 3;
- Google Chrome 1.