GCSS accessibility information

Golden City Support Services is committed to making all electronic resources accessible to all users. A key component of the site strategy and architecture is “universal access” that enables persons with disabilities to access them.

Browser information

Note: The latest versions of Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Google Chrome support web standards and will correctly display this site.

Standards compliance

  • All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for page headings, H2 paragraph subheads and H3 to H6 tags for subheads.

Images

  • All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

  • This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

  • This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.

  • If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Access keys

The following shortcut keys (also known as accesskeys) are provided on this website so that it is not necessary to use a mouse. To use shortcut, hold down the alt key [Mac users: control key] and press the relevant letter key. In Internet Explorer, you may need to press enter after using the accesskey.

  • Alt h- GCSS Homepage

  • Alt s – Support page

  • Alt c – Contact information

  • To skip navigation press key 1

 

Change text size

A text sizer is available on this website or most browsers have a feature that allows you to change the text size.

  • Internet Explorer – from the menu bar select View, then Text Size, and choose a suitable text size.

  • Firefox (Mozilla) – from the menu bar select View, then Text Zoom, and choose a suitable text size.
    Alternatively, using Ctrl + (hold the control key [Mac users: command key] down and press the plus key) will increase text size, while Ctrl – (hold the control key [Mac users: command key] down and press the minus key) will decrease it

  • Google Chrome – click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar and then select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on Chrome OS). Click Under the Hood, and in the “Web Content” section, use the “Font size” menu to make adjustments.

  • Opera – from the menu bar select View, then Zoom, and choose a suitable text size.

  • Safari – from the menu bar select View, then Zoom In and Zoom Out or Zoom Text Only, and choose a suitable text size.

Accessibility software

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.

  • Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.

  • Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.

  • Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.

  • Mozilla project, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming and user stylesheets. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.

  • Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems