Accessibility

This is the official accessibility statement for HiddenTao.com</strong>. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to [contact me]([phpx:SITE_URI]/about/contact/ "Get in touch").

### Standards compliance ###

1. All pages on this site validate as [HTML 5](http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-20110525/ "View the HTML5 specification").
2. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. For example, if the main heading of a page uses a H1 tag, then subheadings will use a lower level tag such as H2, H3, etc.
3. I've tried to ensure that the site complies with the following standards, although admittedly it does not yet fully comply with all of them (more work needed!):
- [Web Content Accessibility Guidelines](http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/ "View specification for WCAG").
- [Section 508 Guidelines](http://www.section508.gov/ "View Section 508 website").

### Links ###

1. Many links have *title* attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
2. Most links are written to make sense out of context as well as in context.
3. Helper icons get appended to the end of the link text to indicate the effect of clicking certain links:
- Links to external sites are indicated by: </a>
- Links which open in a new window are indicated by:
</a>

### Images ###

1. Most images used on this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

### Visual design ###

1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
2. This site uses relative font sizes as much as possible in order to be compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

### Accessibility references ###

* Book: "Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability." - Author's homepage at [http://www.sensible.com](http://www.sensible.com).
* Website: "Dive Into Accessibility: 30 days to a more accessible web site." - Homepage at [http://diveintoaccessibility.org](http://diveintoaccessibility.org).