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Markies Accessibility

We care about making our site accessible for our users which is we employed a design company who do too! If you have any questions about the accessibility of this site please get in touch with them directly at

The site meets all automatic checkpoints of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to level 2. This is the same level expected of UK government sites

Separation of Style and Content

The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for layout and styling. All of it! This means you can apply your own style sheet and it makes complete sense when linearized.

Partially Sighted or Blind Users

The text is smaller on this site for design reasons however all text sizing is relative so you can increase the font size. It actually works best in a browser like Opera of Internet Explorer 7 where you can simply zoom the page. And it works in these browsers along with a good few others (more below).

The site has been tested using screen reader emulation software. It makes sense when run through this software.

'Alt' tags are applied to images where appropriate and where images contain text they are displayed as a background image with text in their place that is hidden in a normal browser but is visible to screen readers.

Users with motor disabilities

You can navigate this site using the keyboard on your computer. Main navigation has been tab-indexed and the following access keys can be used

  • Home: h
  • Why Markies?: w
  • Markies Club: m
  • Fish & Chip Shop: f
  • Grower: g
  • Notice Board: n
  • Feedback: f
  • Contact: c

Other accessibility / usability tests

The site has been tested to ensure the contrast between text and backgrounds is sufficient. It renders well in greyscale.

The site has been tested (and works) in the following browsers / browser emulators

  • Internet Explorer 5.5 (Windows) - If you're still using this browser and you can upgrade, for the sake of your own security we strongly recommend it!!
  • Internet Explorer 6 (Windows)
  • Internet Explorer 7 (Windows)
  • Opera 8.51 (Windows)
  • Firefox 1.5 (Windows)
  • Firefox (Linux)
  • Konqueror (Linux)
  • Safari (Mac OS X)

The site can be viewed on monitors with 800 by 600 pixels and greater. At this minimum resolution there is minimal horizontal scrolling

Further info, suggestions and complaints

Please direct your enquiries to the web team at (


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