Accessibility

This website aims to provide accessible pages and content to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people. This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML5 and CSS3. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML5/CSS3 code means any future browsers should also display the site correctly.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the website, please do not hesitate to contact us

Topics covered on this page:

 

Images

We have provided alternative text to images wherever possible, so that visually impaired users and people using text-only browsers do not miss out on information provided through images on this website.

 

Media

We make use of the Adobe PDF document format for posting documents on line. The free Adobe Reader browser plug-in can be downloaded from here.

Flash is used within the World Gold Council websites and we support version 9+ of the Flash Player, which can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

 

Site navigation and JavaScript

JavaScript is not required to access any part of a World Gold Council website. There is also a website sitemap which lists nearly all of the sites' webpages.

In modern browsers all plain text links on the site are coloured gold; and normally underlined. In older browsers, which do not support cascading style sheets, links are rendered in the default format for the browser, usually blue and underlined.

 

Links

We have checked all links on this site at the time of website publication, and all links are accurate and in working order. In addition, we check links to external sites periodically. If you should find a broken link please email the webmaster, using this contact form, with details of the link text and the page on which it is located and we will fix it as soon as possible.

 

Text size

All text on this site is resizable. To make text bigger, use the browser's font-size tool, which is usually located under the View menu at the top of your screen.

 

Browser compatibility

This website is constantly tested using all major desktop browsers, including:

  • Internet Explorer version 9+
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox 2+ (PC and Mac)
  • Safari

It is recommended, by users of Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8, to upgrade to an above mentioned browser in order to best view the site.

 

Printing pages from the website

Pages will automatically reformat themselves to fit within A4 paper confines when printed.