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Accessibility

Blacks recognise the importance of providing a website that is accessible to all user groups, including the disabled.

Accessibility features on this website

The following features improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers.

Navigation shortcuts

At the top of every page is a short menu that allows you to jump directly to the most important parts of the page, including main content and navigation.

Images

Most content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.

Colours

If you wish to override the site's colours, you can import your own style sheet.

Font sizes

You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser:

If you wish to override the site's font settings, you can import your own style sheet.

Style sheets

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

You may import your own stylesheet into this website:

Scripting

While JavaScript is used frequently on the site to improve usability, all pages and processes are still accessible and usable if JavaScript is not available.

Search

A search facility is available throughout the site to help you find products.

Accessibility features in your browser

Internet Explorer

Choose: Help > Contents > Accessibility

Firefox

Accessibility references

W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.

W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)

JAWS, a screen reader for Windows.

Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows.

Windows-Eyes, a screen reader for Windows.

PwWebSpeak, a screen reader for Windows.

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.