At East Midlands Airport, we are dedicated to ensuring that our website can be accessed and enjoyed by everyone. We are fully committed to meeting the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
We make every effort to ensure our communications are accessible to people with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments.
This page deals with Accessibility issues regarding our website. For information on airport accessibility, please visit our alternative page that addresses other issues at the airport.
We are working to continually improve the accessibility of our online offering, but if you experience difficulties using this website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Standards compliance and validation
We have striven to make this website compliant with priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
All pages on this site use XHTML 1.0 Transitional mark-up, validated using the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) validation service.
All pages use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS2) for presentation, validated using the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) validation service.
All pages use structured semantic mark-up where possible.
All pages are checked in accordance with DDA, W3C and Section 508 guidelines and comply with these guidelines as far as possible.
Navigation and navigation aids
Primary site navigation is located at the top of each page.
Secondary navigation elements are contained in the left hand column. This navigation is not site-wide and varies from page to page.
A link to the home page is available by clicking on the East Midlands Airport logo on each page.
Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists and styled with CSS.
Many links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail.
Links are written so as to make sense out of context.
Link text is never duplicated. Two links on the same page with the same text always point to the same address.
When the site is viewed in a text-only browser, the ‘skip to content’ link becomes visible at the top of each page.
Forms have their labels explicitly associated with their controls, to aid users of certain screen readers and speech browsers.
Policies and terms
Links to our policies, including our privacy statement, our terms and conditions, and this accessibility statement, appear at the bottom of every page.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing access keys. Our access keys follow UK Government guidelines:
S - Skip navigation
1 - Home
3 - Site map
4 - Search
5 - Frequently asked questions
8 - Terms and conditions
9 - Contact us
0 – Accessibility statement
The key combination for these access keys depends on your web browser:
Internet Explorer (Windows): Alt + access key, followed by Enter.
Firefox 1.5 and below, Mozilla, Netscape 6 and above (Windows): Alt + access key.
Firefox 2 (Windows): Alt + Shift + access key.
Opera (Windows and Macintosh): Shift + Esc + access key.
Macintosh browsers (Safari 1.2, Internet Explorer 5.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6 and above): Ctrl + access key.
The following browsers do not support access keys:
Camino (Mac only), Internet Explorer prior to version 4, Netscape prior to version 6.
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT tags. Purely decorative graphics include a ‘null’ ALT attribute.
This site uses a Cascading Style Sheet for visual layout, validated using the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) validation service.
The stylesheet is written to display pages correctly in most commonly-used browsers. In browsers which do not support stylesheets, the flow of content has been tested to ensure it completely retains its sense.
This website uses relative font sizes. You can resize the text using your browser. This will not disrupt the layout of the page you are viewing.
We have made efforts to minimise the number of files in PDF format on this website. Where they appear, they are accompanied by a link to the Adobe website, where free Adobe Reader software can be downloaded. This software now includes screen-reading functionality.
Moving images and text
No content on this website features blinking text or images, and nothing on this site will cause your screen to flicker. We have kept the use of animation to a minimum and ensured that it is illustrative of existing content. Where Flash animation is used, a static non-Flash image is provided as an alternative.
Personalising your set-up
AblilityNet's My Computer My Way site has a useful guide to making your computer more accessible. It offers help with seeing the screen, using your keyboard and mouse, and with language and reading.