Ely Langley Greig’s aim is to make this website as accessible as possible to the widest range of visitors and customers.
This means considering the specific needs of those with visual or physical impairments, learning difficulties and other forms of disability. In addition it means having an understanding of different browser technologies. Our site has been created by Ajay Solutions to meet current best practices and guidelines.
The benefits of this approach:
- Our site is available to as wide an audience as possible and across a variety of technologies. It will also be accessible to future devices.
- Our site meets guidelines for those users who may have impairments and difficulties using the web.
- Our site loads quicker and uses less bandwidth. This creates savings in hosting costs that we pass on to our customers.
- Search engines love our site. In the past layouts and graphics added lots of extra code to websites that could often confuse search engines and cause them to incorrectly list sites or in some cases ignore them completely. Our site uses web standards which mean that when search engines look at our site they see structured and coherent content which allows the correct indexing of our site.
How have we done this?
Our site follows what are known as ‘web standards’. In the past many web browsers were released that did not follow a common standard for interpreting web pages. They focused on their own propriety code.
In recent years the makers of web browsers have adopted and brought in support for an open set of standards. These standards are laid down by the W3C, a not-for-profit organisation that oversees the development of the web.
There is now a move towards this standards based approach of building websites within the industry and It’s Not Rocket Surgery is proud to work with Ely Langley Greig in this way.
All web sites that are owned by UK businesses need to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (The DDA). The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was introduced with the intention of comprehensively tackling the discrimination which many disabled people face. The part of the DDA that states web sites must be made accessible came into force on October 1 1999 and the Code of Practice for this section of the Act was published on May 27 2002. As a business with an online presence it is important that we are aware of this Act.