Accessibility Statement

This is the official accessibility statement for the Livestock Northwest website. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to get in touch.

Standards compliance

All pages are WCAG approved, complying with the guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This is a judgement call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and can not be tested automatically. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.

Pages will conform to web standards / W3C compliant HTML5. This is not a judgement call; a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid HTML.

Navigation aids

All tables have properly scoped header cells, to allow screen readers to render tables intelligently.


Wherever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. Many browsers can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list, separately from the page.


All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers. For example, if you're using Internet Explorer, you can make your default text size larger under the "View" menu, "Text Size", "Larger" (or "Largest").

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Accessibility references

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.

Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.

Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.

Accessibility software

JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.

Home Page Reader. a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.

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.

Accessibility services

HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.

Lynx Viewer, a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.