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WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY We   know   that   having   a   website   which   is   accessible   for   everyone   is   incredibly   important.   Therefore   we   are committed   to   adhering   to   appropriate   accessibility   standards   and   guidelines,   and   to   delivering   a   great   website experience    to    the    widest    possible    audience.    This    statement    outlines    our    UK    standards    of    compliance,    and provides additional instructions on how to make the most of your visit to brookfields.net   Text resizing If   you   have   a   general   problem   with   the   size   of   text   on   websites   you   can   change   settings   within   your   browser   to   increase   the default   size   of   "normal"   text   -   this   has   the   effect   of   enlarging   the   page   on   all   the   websites   that   you   visit   (provided   those   websites have been built in an accessible way) Macintosh    (Safari,    Firefox    and    most    other    browsers)    :    Hold    down    the    Command    key    and    press    +    or    Hold    down    the Command key and press – Internet Explorer : From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page or View and point to Text size Chrome,   Mozilla,   Firefox   and   most   other   browsers   (PC)   :   Hold   down   the   CTRL   key   and   press   +      or   Hold   down   the   CTRL   key and press - Generally,   holding   down   the   Ctrl   key   and   press   +   /   scroll   mouse   wheel   up   to   zoom   in;   and   holding   down   the   Ctrl   key   and press - / scroll mouse wheel up  to zoom out W3C standards This   website   has   been   built   in   accordance   with   the   Web   Content   Accessibility   Guidelines   1.0   (WCAG   1.0)   established   by   the World   Wide   Web   Consortium's   (W3C),   using   code   compliant   with   W3C   standards   for   XHTML   and   CSS.   These   guidelines   aim   to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities/impairments. All   pages   are   checked   in   accordance   with   Disability   Discrimination   Act   (DDA)   guidelines   and   we   aim   to   adhere/comply   to   these guidelines as far as possible. Access keys All   links   and   user   interfaces   are   designed   to   be   navigable   with   a   keyboard.   The   active   link   in   focus   is   highlighted   with   a   visible border. First press the TAB key on any page opens a quick menu which enables users to skip to the site menu or page content. Press ENTER to follow a link or activate a form control Press TAB to navigate to the next link Press SHIFT + TAB to navigate to the previous link Images All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Visual design This   site   uses   CSS   for   visual   layout.   If   your   browser   or   browsing   device   does   not   support   stylesheets   at   all,   the   content   of   each page is still readable. Compatibility with tools This website aims to be compatible with recent versions of the following screen readers: NVDA - Download the reader here : https://www.nvaccess.org/download/ JAWS - Download the reader here : https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS The website is also compatible with default voice over technologies found in iOS, Windows and Android devices. How to change colour contrast of websites For   a   Windows   PC,   or   a   Mac   please   refer   to   the   BBC   website   for   handy   tips   on   how   to   personalise   your   viewing   experience   when visiting websites : http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility   On your browser: In   Internet   Explorer,   click   "Tools",   then   select   "Internet   options".   From   within   the   "General"   tab,   click   the   "Colours"   button. Deselect    the    "Use    Windows    colours"    checkbox    and    change    the    colour    by    selecting    the    colour    swatch.    Then,    select "Accessibility" within the "Internet options" window and select "Ignore colours specified on web pages". In    Firefox,    click    "Tools",    then    select    "Options".    From    within    the    "Colours"    tab,    click    the    "Colours"    button.    Select    the appropriate   colours   from   the   colour   swatch   and   un-tick   the   checkbox   labelled   "Allow   pages   to   choose   their   own   colours, instead of my selections above" and click OK. Accessible formats We   aim   to   present   all   important   information   as   HTML   webpages,   but   often   we   create   datasheets   and   easy   read   flyers   that   you   can download   and   print.   These   are   normally   in   PDF   (Portable   Document   Format).   If   you   have   any   problems   downloading   or   reading these   files,   you   may   need   to   download   additional   software   :   If   you   can't   open   a   PDF   file   try   downloading   the   latest   Adobe   Reader software       In   addition,   you   can   visit   the   Adobe   accessibility   features   webpage   for   more   details   on   how   to   use   their   built   in   tools   : https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/using/accessibility-features.html Digital accessibility resources Web   accessibility   refers   to   the   inclusive   practice   of   removing   barriers   that   prevent   interaction   with,   or   access   to   websites,   by people   with   disabilities.   When   sites   are   correctly   designed,   developed   and   edited,   all   users   have   equal   access   to   information   and functionality. Here are some additional useful resources related to web accessibility; Equality Act 2010  – UK Equality legislation : http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents BBC Accessibility – Excellent resource with tips, guides, links to resources, etc : http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility   Microsoft Accessibility Overview  – Accessibility Learning  : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/   Outlaw.com     –    contains    the    popular    'Disabled    access    to    websites    under    UK    law'    guide,    and    news    articles    relating    to accessibility and the law : http://www.out-law.com/   WebAim   –   The   Web   Accessibility   in   Mind   Project   provides   a   number   of   articles,   a   discussion   forum   and   a   number   of simulations which is useful for testing websites : http://www.webaim.org   Wikipedia     –     Web     accessibility;     technologies,     web     design,     essential     web     components,     legislation,     audits,     etc     : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility   WAVE – Website Accessibility Evaluation Tool : http://wave.webaim.org/ The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)  - is the global authority on accessible design standards.: http://wwww.w3c.org   Making     your     service     accessible      -     Meeting     government     accessibility     requirements     :          https://www.gov.uk/service- manual/helping-people-to-use-your-service/making-your-service-accessible-an-introduction Accessibility testing Our website was tested which highlighted some minor issues that we are working through currently. We   are   working   on   these   areas   with   our   goal   to   have   in   place   a   new   responsive   website   built   from   the   ground   up   for   compliance with   the   above   standards.   In   the   meantime,   please   do   not   hesitate   to   contact   us   to   request   information   in   an   accessible   format   if not currently available on the website and we will try to accommodate your enquiry as quickly as possible. Feedback If   you   have   any   questions   or   feedback   about   the   accessibility   of   this   website,   we   would   like   to   hear   from   you.   You   can   email   us   at   : Office at Brookfields dot net
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WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY WE     KNOW     THAT     HAVING     A     WEBSITE     WHICH     IS ACCESSIBLE         FOR         EVERYONE         IS         INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.    THEREFORE    WE    ARE    COMMITTED    TO ADHERING          TO          APPROPRIATE          ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS   AND   GUIDELINES,   AND   TO   DELIVERING   A GREAT       WEBSITE       EXPERIENCE       TO       THE       WIDEST POSSIBLE     AUDIENCE.     THIS     STATEMENT     OUTLINES OUR       UK       STANDARDS       OF       COMPLIANCE,       AND PROVIDES   ADDITIONAL   INSTRUCTIONS   ON   HOW   TO MAKE          THE          MOST          OF          YOUR          VISIT          TO BROOKFIELDS.NET   Text resizing If   you   have   a   general   problem   with   the   size   of   text   on   websites   you can    change    settings    within    your    browser    to    increase    the    default size   of   "normal"   text   -   this   has   the   effect   of   enlarging   the   page   on   all the    websites    that    you    visit    (provided    those    websites    have    been built in an accessible way) Macintosh   (Safari,   Firefox   and   most   other   browsers)   :   Hold down    the    Command    key    and    press    +    or    Hold    down    the Command key and press – Internet    Explorer    :    From    the    menu    bar    underneath    the search field, select Page or View and point to Text size Chrome,    Mozilla,    Firefox    and    most    other    browsers    (PC)    : Hold   down   the   CTRL   key   and   press   +      or   Hold   down   the   CTRL key and press - Generally,    holding    down    the    Ctrl    key    and    press    +    /    scroll mouse   wheel   up   to   zoom   in;   and   holding   down   the   Ctrl   key and press - / scroll mouse wheel up  to zoom out W3C standards This   website   has   been   built   in   accordance   with   the   Web   Content Accessibility   Guidelines   1.0   (WCAG   1.0)   established   by   the   World Wide   Web   Consortium's   (W3C),   using   code   compliant   with   W3C standards   for   XHTML   and   CSS.   These   guidelines   aim   to   make   web content more accessible for people with disabilities/impairments. All   pages   are   checked   in   accordance   with   Disability   Discrimination Act    (DDA)    guidelines    and    we    aim    to    adhere/comply    to    these guidelines as far as possible. Access keys All   links   and   user   interfaces   are   designed   to   be   navigable   with   a keyboard.    The    active    link    in    focus    is    highlighted    with    a    visible border. First    press    the    TAB    key    on    any    page    opens    a    quick    menu    which enables users to skip to the site menu or page content. Press ENTER to follow a link or activate a form control Press TAB to navigate to the next link Press SHIFT + TAB to navigate to the previous link Images All     content     images     used     in     this     site     include     descriptive     ALT attributes. Visual design This   site   uses   CSS   for   visual   layout.   If   your   browser   or   browsing device   does   not   support   stylesheets   at   all,   the   content   of   each   page is still readable. Compatibility with tools This    website    aims    to    be    compatible    with    recent    versions    of    the following screen readers: NVDA            -            Download            the            reader            here            : https://www.nvaccess.org/download/ JAWS            -            Download            the            reader            here            : https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS The   website   is   also   compatible   with   default   voice   over   technologies found in iOS, Windows and Android devices. How to change colour contrast of websites For   a   Windows   PC,   or   a   Mac   please   refer   to   the   BBC   website   for handy   tips   on   how   to   personalise   your   viewing   experience   when visiting websites : http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility   On your browser: In     Internet     Explorer,     click     "Tools",     then     select     "Internet options".   From   within   the   "General"   tab,   click   the   "Colours" button.   Deselect   the   "Use   Windows   colours"   checkbox   and change    the    colour    by    selecting    the    colour    swatch.    Then, select    "Accessibility"    within    the    "Internet    options"    window and select "Ignore colours specified on web pages". In   Firefox,   click   "Tools",   then   select   "Options".   From   within the    "Colours"    tab,    click    the    "Colours"    button.    Select    the appropriate   colours   from   the   colour   swatch   and   un-tick   the checkbox   labelled   "Allow   pages   to   choose   their   own   colours, instead of my selections above" and click OK. Accessible formats We   aim   to   present   all   important   information   as   HTML   webpages, but   often   we   create   datasheets   and   easy   read   flyers   that   you   can download     and     print.     These     are     normally     in     PDF     (Portable Document    Format).    If    you    have    any    problems    downloading    or reading   these   files,   you   may   need   to   download   additional   software   : If    you    can't    open    a    PDF    file    try    downloading    the    latest    Adobe Reader   software       In   addition,   you   can   visit   the   Adobe   accessibility features   webpage   for   more   details   on   how   to   use   their   built   in   tools : https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/using/accessibility-features.html Digital accessibility resources Web    accessibility    refers    to    the    inclusive    practice    of    removing barriers    that    prevent    interaction    with,    or    access    to    websites,    by people     with     disabilities.     When     sites     are     correctly     designed, developed   and   edited,   all   users   have   equal   access   to   information and     functionality.     Here     are     some     additional     useful     resources related to web accessibility; Equality        Act        2010         –        UK        Equality        legislation        : http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents BBC   Accessibility   –   Excellent   resource   with   tips,   guides,   links to resources, etc : http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility   Microsoft   Accessibility   Overview    –   Accessibility   Learning      : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/   Outlaw.com      –     contains     the     popular     'Disabled     access     to websites   under   UK   law'   guide,   and   news   articles   relating   to accessibility and the law : http://www.out-law.com/   WebAim   –   The   Web   Accessibility   in   Mind   Project   provides   a number    of    articles,    a    discussion    forum    and    a    number    of simulations       which       is       useful       for       testing       websites       : http://www.webaim.org   Wikipedia    –    Web    accessibility;    technologies,    web    design, essential       web       components,       legislation,       audits,       etc       : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility   WAVE        –        Website        Accessibility        Evaluation        Tool        : http://wave.webaim.org/ The    World    Wide    Web    Consortium    (W3C)     -    is    the    global authority             on             accessible             design             standards.: http://wwww.w3c.org   Making     your     service     accessible      -     Meeting     government accessibility     requirements     :          https://www.gov.uk/service- / - service-accessible-an-introduction Accessibility testing Our   website   was   tested   which   highlighted   some   minor   issues   that we are working through currently. We   are   working   on   these   areas   with   our   goal   to   have   in   place   a   new responsive   website   built   from   the   ground   up   for   compliance   with the   above   standards.   In   the   meantime,   please   do   not   hesitate   to contact    us    to    request    information    in    an    accessible    format    if    not currently   available   on   the   website   and   we   will   try   to   accommodate your enquiry as quickly as possible. Feedback If   you   have   any   questions   or   feedback   about   the   accessibility   of   this website,   we   would   like   to   hear   from   you.   You   can   email   us   at   :   Office at Brookfields dot net
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