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Help on Using this website

This website has mainly been developed using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It adopts an approach of adaptive design providing adaptability for: Internet Explorer versions: IE5, IE6, IE7, IE8.6

Using the keyboard to move around - Keypress navigation

You may wish to navigate the website without using a mouse. This can be done by pressing a key (e.g. in windows pressing ALT) in combination with another key. This website has been set up to use the following key press equivalents:

0 - CCCU home page

1 - Shapevle Home page

2 - Tips

3 - Legislation

4 - Guidelines

5 - Applications & Accessibility

6 - Assistive Technologies

7 - External Links

8 - Search

9 - Help

e - Evaluation Tools

s - Skip  Navigation                Pressing 'Skip Navigation' on any given page allows you to bypass the navigation areas and go directly to that page's main content.


How to invoke key presses in different internet browsers

Different browsers have different ways for manipulating the keypress commands.

Google Chrome 3+              On Windows and Linux: hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key.
On Macs: hold down the CTR and OPT keys and press the number of the access key.

 

Firefox 2+                           On Windows and Linux: hold down the ALT and SHIFT keys and the number of the access key.
On Macs: hold down the CTR key and press the number of the access key. class="paralargehanging">  

Opera                                  On Windows and Macs: hold down the SHIFT and ESC keys and then press the number of the access key.

 

Internet Explorer 6 and 7    On Windows: hold down the ALT key and the number of the access key, then press ENTER.

 

Internet Explorer 8+            On Windows: hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key.

 

Safari 3                                On Windows: hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key.
On Macs: hold down the CTR and OPT keys and press the number of the access key.

 

Safari 4+                             On Windows: hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key.
On Macs: hold down the CTR key and press the number of the access key.

Browser and system compatibility

The site has been designed using an adaptive design approach. This means that it will attempt to adjust itself to match whatever browser you are using. an approach designed to provide adaptability to different browsers. This allows
Sometimes you may still find that some of the components created using JavaScript may not work. If this is the case, it could be that your scripting setting is not set up in your browser. To use the interactive services you may need to switch on JavaScript  in your browser.

Windows Browsers tested

The website has been tested on a range of browsers as listed below.
  • Windows browsers
    • Google Chrome 4.1 (on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7)
    • AOL 9.0 (on Windows XP)
    • MS Internet Explorer 8 (on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7)
    • MS Internet Explorer 7 (on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7)
    • MS Internet Explorer 6.0 (on Windows XP)
    • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7)
    • Mozilla Firefox 3.5 (on Windows XP, Windows Vista)
    • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 (on Windows XP)
    • Opera 10.x (on Windows XP)
  • Macintosh browsers tested
    • Safari 4.0 (on OS X 10.4)
    • Safari 3.1 (on OS X 10.4/5)
  • Linux browsers tested
    • Mozilla Firefox 3.0
The fact that tests have been performed on these brpwsers does not mean that other browsers will not work nor does it mean that all issues have been spotted. Testing continues but please contact us if you experience problems using any browser and we will create adaptability.

Upgrading browsers


Screen size and screen resolutions

Part of the design for adaptability is that the pages have been designed so that they stretch to fit on any screen size. The content ahs also been set up so that it fits above the flap and scroll bas appear if the content does not fi so you can scroll through the content in each panel of teh page. You can also set your computer to display different screen resolutions.
 

Screen Colours

Depending on your computer you can also control the number of colours displayed on your screen. The site looks best with 16-bit colour (65,356 colours or thousands of colours depending on your operating system)