In the UK it is a legal requirement for a website to be accessible (Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Part III) and we at Big Country are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the largest possible number of people regardless of ability, platform or connectivity used.


Standards compliance


All pages on this site should comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (minimum Priority 1), as suggested by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). However, this is a judgement call. Some accessibility features can be measured but others cannot. We have reviewed the guidelines with our web developer and believe that we have followed them as closely as possible.


All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict or XHTML 1.0 Transitional. This can be tested automatically. A program from the W3C determines whether a page is valid XHTML and you can check each page by entering any of the pages on this site into the W3C Markup Validation Service website.


All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles.