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Accessibility

This website was programmed and implemented such that it is accessible in accordance with the requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG 2.0, Level AA).

“Accessibility” means that the contents of the website can be read and interpreted by people who are visually impaired or blind. The large command buttons also make it easier for people with impaired motor functions to click on links.

Brief explanations of some important aids:

  • Readers can use the contrast button and droplet symbol in the menu bar to increase or decrease the colour contrast for better readability. The font size can also be adjusted using the AA symbol.
  • The website includes links to navigate through the tabs. The links at the very beginning of the site take you directly to the following pages:
    • What are guide dogs?
    • Are you interested?
    • Contacting us
    • Search
  • Downloads are available (in a PDF format) to provide information for people who are visually impaired or blind and are designed to be accessible.
  • Text alternatives are available for images and videos.
  • Generously sized command buttons have been designed so that people with tremors or a limited ability to use a mouse can access links and downloads.
  • The distribution of space on the website has been organised to avoid the need for very much scrolling (including navigation aids such as “Return to overview”, and an “Arrow” to go upwards to top of page).

If, despite our tips, you encounter any problems when you’re using this website, you can contact us by telephone on +41 61 487 95 95 or e-mail at info@blindenhundeschule.ch.