ACI is committed to providing a Web Site that’s accessible — and usable — to all visitors, including those using non-visual browsers. South Africa is a signatory of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and this Web Site is designed to provide support and resources to those with disabilities. To the best of our knowledge, our corporate Web site, www.africancompassinternational.com content complies with accessibility recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG – Priority 1). In practice this means that the site adheres to certain common sense rules of web development, of which some examples follow.
- Relative font sizing. This technique ensures that all visitors can easily change the site’s default font size in their browser. Most of the font sizes we use on our site are sizable. You can change the font size to make it either larger or smaller via your browser settings.
- Link text clearly identifies the destination of each link. While this technique benefits everyone, it’s essential for blind and visually impaired visitors using special browsers that can extract a list of links from the page to aid navigation.
- Forms and fields. All form fields follow a logical tab sequence to ensure easy navigation. Most form fields also have ‘label’ and ‘id’ attributes to explicitly associate the form field with its label to allow for easy entry of data.
- Information conveyed with color is also indicated without color. Another technique that improves usability for everyone, this is especially helpful for colorblind visitors, who can have difficulty identifying links that rely on color only.
- Stylesheets. This site uses cascading style sheets for all visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic mark up ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.
As we continue to improve our Web Site, we will reflect any changes here within our accessibility statement, so you will know the progress we are making. We value your opinions and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our site developer, Strive M or Linkedin.