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The Havens are committed to ensuring our services are accessible to the community that we serve. In particular, we recognise the need to take reasonable steps to enable access to our website for those with impaired sight or other disabilities.
Work on making this site more accessible has been influenced by the Guidelines for UK Government Websites, which incorporate support for the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used to separate visual formatting from structural markup. All pages created to our more recent design standards should render in some usable form on a wide range of browsers and, if necessary, should be viewable in a very basic form on browsers which do not recognise CSS or where CSS has been switched off.
All pages conform at a minimum to Level AA compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
We strive to obey the spirit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC).
This site is valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
All pages include a standard side bar for easy navigation.
Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
All content images used on the home page and all other pages include descriptive ALT attributes.
We recommend that users download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to view Adobe PDF files.
Adobe Acrobat 6.0 software provides a number of capabilities that improve access for disabled users. Including the following:
Read Adobe PDF files aloud using standard operating system text-to-speech
Please note some of our older archived Adobe PDF files may not be completely accessible when using screen readers.