The Manchester Geographical Society is committed to making the information and resources that it provides via the web accessible to all users. We aim to be standards compliant and follow general principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors to this website. By using techniques to help users of assistive and adaptive technologies, we have provided one version of the site which everyone should be able to use.
This site is intended to meet at least level 2 (AA) of the W3C's Website Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines, and as far as possible to meet level 3 (AAA). For more information about the WAI Guidelines see: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
We have made every effort to make this site usable for as many different browsers as possible. Unfortunately, older browsers are not able to take advantage of current technology, and so the site does not look as 'designed' as it does in modern browsers, although all the information should be accessible.
In later browsers, you should be able to navigate through the links on our pages by using the TAB key (and hitting the return/enter key to select the one you want). The main navigation links are ordered with a 'tabindex' attribute and will follow in a logical sequence. The links in the main content area will come after the navigation links and will follow the order in which they appear.
A 'skip navigation' feature specifically designed for screen reading software is provided just before the navigation bar on every page in order to enable users to skip directly to the content of the page.