This page deals with accessibility on the World Gold Council websites.
Topics covered on this page:
- access keys
- text size
- screen size
- browser compatibility
- printing pages from the site
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.
Flash is often used within the World Gold Council websites. We support version 9+ of the Flash Player, which can be downloaded from the Adobe website.
We also make use of the Adobe PDF document format for posting documents on line. The free Adobe Reader browser plugin can be downloaded from here.
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.
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.
Access keys are combinations of keys that can be used to navigate through the site without the use of a mouse, for the benefit of users who find using a mouse difficult. We have provided access keys for the top level pages on this website:
- 0 Home page
- 1 Contact Us
- 2 Sitemap
- 3 Search
- 4 Login / Logout
- K Accessibility & Usability statement (including access key information)
- S Skip navigation to go straight to main content (for the benefit of those using screen readers or older browsers)
In addtion, to access each section of the site, you may use the first letter of each section:
- h - Homepage
- a - About us
- i - Investment
- j -Jewellery
- g - Government Affairs
- t - Technology
- m - Media
- w - World of Gold
Access keys are supported by the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer (PC)
- Firefox (PC and Mac)
- Safari (Mac)
- Opera (version 7+)
What you need to do to use access keys depends on your browser:
- Internet Explorer (PC) - Hold Alt, press access key, release, press Enter
- Firefox, Firefox (Mac) - Hold Ctrl, press access key
- Firefox (PC) - Hold Shift and Alt, press access key
- Opera - Hold Shift, press Escape, release, press access key
The Access Key is the number or letter shown above in bold. So, for example, PC users with Internet Explorer should press ALT+0 and then press Enter to go direct to the home page.
All text on this site is resizable, including in Internet Explorer browsers. 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.
The site has been designed to be easy to use regardless of your screen size. The recommended screen size is 1024x768.
This website is constantly tested using all major desktop browsers, including:
- Internet Explorer version 7+
- Firefox 2+ (PC and Mac)
- Google Chrome
- Opera (version 9+)
It is recommended by users of Internet Explorer 6 should upgrade to one of the above mentioned browsers in order to best view the site.
Pages will automatically reformat themselves to fit within A4 paper confines when printed.