This website strives to make its content accessible to people with disabilities. The purpose of this page is to detail how accessibility is achieved through the use of appropriate markup (XHTML)and presentation techniques (CSS).

Document Structure

The structure of each page, ie. how the sections on each page are arranged, is defined using structural XHTML. For example, the page titles use <h1> tags and the page headings use <h2> tags.

The presentation of each page, ie. how the page looks, is defined using styles in a separate CSS document, which is linked to each page. For example, how the XHTML <h1> tag looks is defined in the CSS document.

Keeping the structure and presentation separate in this way has many advantages, including making it easier to make changes to the website, e.g. all colours are defined in the one document so changing the heading colour means editing one line of code in one document, and allowing the XHTML page to be a small file size that will load faster on screen.

Standards Compliance

This website complies with Level AAA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG), which are set by the Web Accessibility Iniative (WAI), part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The (WAI) develops strategies, guidelines and resources to help make the web accessible to people with disabilities.

The MRS website uses XHTML markup and CSS styles that have passed (W3C) validation.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS!

Access Keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts which, when pressed, take you to the page linked to that key. Certain pages on this website have been given an access key. On a Windows operating system you can press Alt + an access key (if you are using Internet Explorer, press Return to follow the link); on a Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key. The access keys are as follows:

  • access key 0 [zero] (Alt+0): accessibility
  • access key 1 (Alt+1): home page
  • access key 2 (Alt+2): air conditioning
  • access key 3 (Alt+3): site map
  • access key 4 (Alt+4): heating
  • access key 5 (Alt+5): tachographs
  • access key 6 (Alt+6): security systems
  • access key 7 (Alt+7): vehicle tracking
  • access key 8 (Alt+8): lighting
  • access key 9 (Alt+9): reversing aids
  • access key E (Alt+E): entertainment
  • access key P (Alt+P): parts
  • access key R (Alt+R): register
  • access key C (Alt+C): contact us
  • access key A (Alt+A): about us

All navigation links have tooltips that tell you the access key to go to that page. Just hover the curser over the link and the tooltip appears.

Changing Text Size

All text content on the website is able to be increased using your web browser (ViewText Size | ViewText Zoom | ViewZoom | Ctrl++/Ctrl+-). If you have a mouse wheel, you can also hold down the Ctrl key and rotate the mouse wheel to make the text larger or smaller as required.