International Guild of Knot Tyers

Privacy Policy

We take privacy concerns very seriously and are committed to the protection of online privacy for our web site visitors. Although we monitor web site traffic, no personally identifiable information is extracted in this process and the statistics gathered are used only by SRV design for internal analysis in order to improve our services and our website.

We value the privacy of our visitors and understand that they do not want their names or email address details to be passed onto third parties. We will not communicate, in any form, personal information of this type to any third party without the express permission of the individual concerned.

This policy applies solely to this web site. Where we offer links to other sites, it should be understood that we do not endorse, nor can we be held responsible for, the privacy policies of those sites.

Customize Your Viewing

For improved visibility, you may adjust the text size, font and colours used within your own web browser.


Font Type & Size

These changes will ensure that that any fonts or text sizes within this site are ignored by your web browser.

Internet Explorer

Adjust text size

  1. Navigate to View within the browser menu.
  2. Choose Text size.
  3. Select the appropriate text size, for example Larger.

In Internet Explorer 7 or above, you may also use the Zoom tool in the lower right hand corner of your browser window.

Alter font type

  1. Navigate to Tools within the browser menu.
  2. Open your Internet Options window.
  3. Under History, choose Fonts.
  4. Select your preferred font.
  5. Within Internet Options choose Accessibility.
  6. Select Ignore font styles specified on web pages.
  7. Select OK.

Netscape

Adjust text size

  1. Navigate to View within the browser menu.
  2. Select Text Zoom
  3. Select your preferred percentage.

Alter font type

  1. Navigate to Edit within the browser menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Under Appearance, select Fonts.
  4. Use the Proportional drodown to select your preferred font.
  5. Ensure that the Allow documents to use other fonts is unticked.
  6. Select OK until you leave the Preferences menu.

Firefox

Adjust text size

  1. Navigate to View within the browser menu.
  2. Highlight Zoom.
  3. Select Zoom In as many times as necessary.

Alter font type

  1. Navigate to Tools within the browser menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Select Main
  4. Under Fonts & Colors, select your preferred font.
  5. Under Advanced, ensure that Allow pages to use their own fonts… is unticked.
  6. Select OK until you leave the Options menu.

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Colour of Text & Background

These changes should ensure that pages are displayed using your chosen colours.

Internet Explorer

  1. Navigate to Tools within the browser menu.
  2. Open your Internet Options window.
  3. Under History choose Colors.
  4. Change the text, background colour and/or the colour in which links appear.
  5. Select OK.
  6. Within Internet Options choose Accessibility.
  7. Select Ignore colours specified on Web pages.
  8. Select OK.

Netscape

  1. Navigate to Edit within the browser menu.
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Under Appearance.
  4. Under Preferences, navigate to Colors.
  5. Choose your preferred colours.
  6. Tick Use my chosen colours….
  7. Select OK until you leave the Preferences menu.

Firefox

  1. Navigate to Tools within the browser menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Under Content. Fonts & Colours, select Colours.
  4. Set your preferred colours.
  5. Ensure that the box labelled Allow pages to choose theor own colours… is unticked
  6. Select OK until you leave the Options menu.

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Accessibility Resources

The following links explain the many ways you can make the web more accessible to you.

 

Accessibility Policy

Please direct all enquiries regarding this site's Accessibility Policy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Standards Compliance

  1. All pages on this site should follow Priorities 1 & 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
  2. All pages on this site should validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict.
  3. All pages on this site should use structured semantic markup. H1 tags should be used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles etc. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressingALT+INSERT+3. Opera users can skip sections by using " S" and "W" to cycle forwards and backwards respectively through headings.

Structural Markup

Web pages on this site should include 4 different areas:

  1. A header bar
  2. A side bar that includes the main site navigation
  3. A main content area,
  4. A footer.

When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a screen reader), these four areas should rendered in the above order.


Keyboard Navigation

You can use the TAB key to navigate down through links within the menu and the main text of each page. Pressing the SHIFTkey at the same time as the TAB key will allow you to move up through the links on each page.

Once a link has been highlighted, select ENTER to activate it.


Access Keys

Pre-defined access (shortcut) keys often clash with keys set aside for use with other software - including software that allows users with particular needs to browse the Web.

This site does not define access keys so that any potential clashes with other software are avoided.


Images

  1. Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site should have suitable text alternatives.
  2. Content should be usable/accessible with images 'off' (disabled).

Links

  1. Links should be written to make sense out of context.
  2. The first link in every web page should be a "Skip Site Menu". This can be used to jump directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content).

Accessibility Resources

Further Information

The following links explain the many ways you can make the web more accessible to you.

Accessibility References

  1. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, which explains the reasons behind this policy.
  2. Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, which explains how to implement each guideline.
  3. Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 - a guide to accessible web development.

Accessibility Software

  1. JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  2. Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  3. Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  4. Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.

Accessibility Services

  1. Cynthia Says Portal, a free service to analyse web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines.
  2. HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.

Related Resources

  1. WebAIM, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials.
  2. Designing More Usable Web Sites, a large list of additional resources.

This Site

Accessibility

We have designed this website to be as simple and easy to use as possible.

We hope that you will find your way around easily and are able to find the information you want quickly and effectively. If you do have any problems accessing the information contained on the site, please contact us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our best to resolve the situation as soon as possible.

Full Accessibility Policy


Forum Registration

In order to reduce bogus registrations on our web forum, we have been forced to introduce a verification step. If you experience problems registering on the forum as a result, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will register a forum account on your behalf.


Contact Details

Please address formal enquiries to:

The Secretary, IGKT
Oaken Cleave
Cobbaton
Umberleigh
EX37 9SG UK
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Compliancy

This site conforms to all W3C XHTML 1.0 and CSS guidelines and has attained Level Double-A Conformance in accordance with theWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

This site has been designed to uphold the principles of the UK Disability Discrimination Act 1995.