WaterBear is committed to ensuring that our website is accessible, regardless of ability or access to technology. This policy sets out how we've made the WaterBear website compliant and user-friendly.
This website conforms to level AA website accessibility standards of The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to manage page layouts, which means pages are well structured and compatible with most assistive technologies.
Unless they are purely for decorative reasons, graphics and images on our website have alternative text, which describe the contents or function of what is displayed on screen.
Links in sentences are underlined. Links open in the same window unless otherwise stated.
WaterBear publications and our other downloadable materials are available as Adobe PDF files. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access them, which you can download for free from the Adobe website.
The colours on our site have been chosen so they provide enough contrast to allow users who are visually impaired or colour blind to easily read the content.
Videos are embedded from other sources, such as YouTube and Vimeo. These have not been set to play automatically on the WaterBear website.
The fields in forms are clearly labelled, and errors in forms are flagged before a form can be submitted.
If you have any difficulty using the WaterBear website, or any of our affiliated sites, please get in touch using our contact us page.