The Pallant House Gallery website conforms at least to Level A of the Web Content accessibility guidelines, and most pages also conform to Level AA and Level AAA.

The pages are coded in a way that content and presentation are separated through clear separation between content structure (headlines, paragraphs, navigation items in HTML) and content styling (colours, positioning etc in CSS). This separation ensures that users with all different abilities and different browsers can all see the content. The styling is made available for visitors which have the appropriate browser to view the full experience.

Since the content and presentation is separated the visitor can choose to override the colour and size settings that we've made. This allows disabled users to configure the experience to their specific needs as explained here: BBC My Web My Way

The parts of the site which use animation or interactive features are produced in such a way that the functionality will work if the user has a capable browser (all modern browsers do, but some disabled users use specialised browsers) or will seamlessly disappear if they do not.

In more technical terms this means:

Accessibility Features
We have provided the features set out below to improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers.

Structured, Semantic Markup: Headings and Navigation Menus
HTML heading tags are used to convey the document layout. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, and so on. Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.

Where an image conveys important information, alternative text will be provided. If the image is used for a decorative purpose the alternative text will be left blank.

Style Sheets, Fonts, Colours
This site uses software called Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all of the presentation and layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

Font sizes and colours can be changed by using your own custom style sheets or browser settings. The BBC has an excellent guide on how to do this for various browsers and systems.

The content on this site has been written and formatted to make it accessible and the site is fully accessible if scripting is unavailable.