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Accessibility • Carnival Archive Project

Accessibility

Hearing websites

Updating what appears in the homepage promo (middle) box

Text size

Magnifying the screen

Using different stylesheets

Make the mouse pointer bigger

Slowing down the mouse

Adding to the archive

Adding or ammending the curated content

Adding a news or event item

Editing the learning section

Getting started

Writing for the web

Links

Images

Users

Hiding pages which are being worked on

Hearing websites

There are some programs available which allow your computer to talk to you.

Windows users:

Windows Narrator is a basic screen-reading program, offering speech feedback for all menus and dialog boxes, Windows Explorer and Notepad but will not speak out a whole Word documents or web page. There are however, a number of text to speech programs available any selected text to be spoken back to the user.

Mac OS:

Go to 'System Preferences' and select 'Universal Access'. From here you can turn on the text to speech function.

Updating what appears in the homepage promo (middle) box

The place to edit the promo box is located here http://carnivalarchive.org.uk/admin/edit.php?location_id=81&tab=content3&multi_key=crossfeed_id&multi_val=60

It would be best to duplicate the existing promo item (blue button at bottom of list) in case you make a mistake and need to check the old one.

To change the content you must edit the following:

Text size

You can control the size of the text and change fonts if you wish. Here's how...

To change the text size in Internet Explorer (a typical Windows browser):

Select View in the menu bar Select Text Size You'll get a list of different font (text) size options –choose the size that's appropriate for you. To change the text size in Safari (a typical Mac OS X browser): Select the View menu from the Finder bar Select Make Text Bigger and choose the size that's appropriate for you. In addition to text size – the font type (i.e. Arial, Verdana, etc) is also selectable via the browser. To display web page text in a different font in Internet Explorer: Go to the Tools menu and click on Internet Options On the General tab, click Fonts In the Web page font and Plain text font lists, click on the fonts that you want to use.

Magnifying the screen

You could try magnifying the screen if increasing the text size does not make text easy to read.

Mac OS users:

Go to 'System Preferences' and click on 'Universal user'. Here you can magnify the screen and have the option to turn on the 'text to speech' function.

Windows users:

All recent versions of Windows include magnification software. This allows you to greatly increase text size, but is restricted to a small portion of the screen.

To use Windows magnifier click on the 'Start' menu, then select 'Programs', 'Accessories', 'Magnifier'. The settings dialog box will appear; from here you can adjust the magnification as desired.

Using different stylesheets

You can find free tools to help you create your own stylesheet on the web. By doing this you can specify the text colour, font type and size, background colours etc. to suit you. Once you have created your own stylesheet you can apply it to our website.

Internet Explorer: Click on the 'Tools' menu, then on 'Internet Options'. This brings up a dialog box. Select 'Accessibility' to bring up another dialog box. From here you can attach your stylesheet by ticking the 'Format documents using my style sheet' checkbox. Click on the 'Browse' button and select the stylesheet you want to use.

Opera: Go to 'File', 'Preferences' and select 'Page Style' from the list on the left hand side. From the drop down menu next to 'Default Mode', select 'User Mode' from the list. Click on the 'Choose' button under 'My Stylesheet' to find your stylesheet and attach it.

Make the mouse pointer bigger

Windows users

Click Start button > Control Panel > Switch to Classic View > click on Mouse icon Select Pointers tab > choose a mouse pointer > click OK

Mac OS users

Select the Apple button in the menu bar > System Preferences Go to Universal Access > Mouse & Track pad Make the mouse pointer bigger by sliding the Cursor Size bar

Slowing down the mouse

Windows user

Click on Start button > Control Panel > Switch to Classic View Click on Mouse icon > select Pointer Options tab > adjust Select pointer speed > click OK

Mac OS X users

Go to Apple icon in the menu bar > System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse Select the Mouse tab > change the Tracking Speed slider to adjust the speed.

Adding to the archive

All the items of the archive are located here http://carnivalarchive.org.uk/admin/edit.php?location_id=12

  • All records must have Reference according to its hierarchy, Accession number if applicable and a level.
  • All records must have all necessary data filled in to comply with the ISAD g archive system.
Adding or ammending the curated content

  • There are a couple of ways of acheiving this
  • one is to create the pages using pageblocks and a gallery like in the Sue Darby page and then to upload each picture into the gallery one by one.
  • The other option is through a crossfeed such as in the Bicycles at Northampton Carnival page - to do this it would be best to duplicate the page and then after changing the titles, copy etc.. go to the 'crossfeed' tab in the new pages (e.g. http://www.carnivalarchive.org.uk/admin/edit.php?location_id=116&tab=co… )
  • scroll down to the keywords box and replace the keyword (before the ; sign) with a new one e.g. 'Luton hats', you will then need to go through your selected images and add this keyword to each image.
  • Make sure the feed is pulling the items from the correct archive.
  • To do this go to configuration and next to 'Target Location' click the link that says 'choose location for target location'.
  • Click the little box with a plus sign on the left of 'carnival archive' so it expands the navigation.
  • Do the same for the region
  • Click the blue 'archive' link within that region.
Adding a news or event item

The news & events section is located here http://carnivalarchive.org.uk/admin/edit.php?location_id=28

  • It is set up as a blog. Clicking the green box at the bottom of the previous ebtries will create an empy blank item at the top of the list. This means the most recent item will appear at the top of the page.
  • This item will appear in the right hand promo box on the homepage.
  • Fill in all the important info.
  • If you want the item to be a on a subpage on the left hand navigation menu eg. http://carnivalarchive.org.uk/admin/edit.php?location_id=82 then create a new page underneath the existing ones by clicking the green box at the bottom of the panel.

 

Editing the learning section

  • The learning section is split up into sections: Primary, Secondary, Community and Further Education and then into the categories: Music, Costume, People & Processions, Performance and Making a Carnival Band (if applicable).
  • e.g. you will find the section for Primary > Music here http://carnivalarchive.org.uk/admin/edit.php?location_id=93
  • Each downloadable document is entered into a new item in each section.
  • You can edit the title and description of each resource.
  • The style must be set to 'learningresource'
  • The document is then uploaded into the 'media/document' file.
  • To edit the images that appear in the Music/Costume/People & Processions and Performance menu here for example http://carnivalarchive.org.uk/?location_id=89 you need to change the image that is set in the Location Setup for each one. e.g. here is the location for Primary > Music one http://carnivalarchive.org.uk/admin/edit.php?location_id=93
Getting started

Go to www.carnivalarchive.org.uk/admin and log into the CMS

Navigation tab (top left corner):

  • The 'Navigation' tab in the top left corner contains a list of all the pages in the site.
  • Subpages are revealed when you click on the parent page.The page you currently on is highlighted in Yellow.
  • In the panel to the right of this there 4 additonal tabs (Location setup, Block A, Block B  and Block C).
  • Location setup contains fields relating to general working of the page (e.g. whether it's visible to non-logged in users ot not).
  • Blocks A, B and C contain the content on the page (e.g. text, images, events listings etc).  Visit www.contentcurator.net for more information.
  • When adding/editing the Friendly URL on the Location Setup it is important to note that there must be no gaps, instead use a hyphen or underscore between words. This is because it forms the url address for that page.
  • Every Friendly URL must be unique so that any links in the site know which page to go to.

Admin tab (to right of Navigation):

  • This is where all the users and contacts etc are managed from.
Writing for the web

  • It is ideal to have a consistent tone of voice across all copy on a website. This creates continuity and prevents the content and organisation appearing fragmented. If there are a number of people with editorial rights to the site, you may like to have one or two central people to run copy through/sign it off to help maintain the organisation's voice.
  • Use consistent formatting When laying out text (i.e. using headings, subheadings, making text bold etc) it is best to have a standardised way of doing this.
  • Always keep your audience in mind when creating copy for your website. Try to think about what they would want to get from the site and what tone of voice is suitable for them.
  • Headings (titles) and subheadings (summary) have greater importance than normal paragraph text for search engines. Try to think about what they contain and make the content meaningful and refer to what key points of the paragraph text.
  • Refresh the page to view your changes. Remember if you are editing content from the back-end of the CMS you need to refresh the front-end page to view the change you have made.
Links

  • Avoid lists of links, instead try to incorporate them into paragraph text. This gives them more meaning and puts them into the context of how they may be useful. People are also unlikely to scroll through lists of links looking for what they want.
  • To create a link in a body of text, highlight the text that you want to be a link and click the globe symbol at the top of the text panel.
  • If you are linking to a page within the site write /then_the_friendly_url
  • If you are linking to an outside web source you must put the whole URL in including the http://
  • Avoid underlining titles on the web, underlining tends to be reserved for links, so resist the temptation to underline titles for example, as this can be misleading for the user.
  • Use meaningful links rather than using 'Click here' or 'Read more' try to have meaningful link text. This is beneficial in terms of search engine results as they tend to look for links when searching and also for people using screen-readers.
Images

  • Image alt text is used by screen readers to describe an image to people with visual impairments having a website read out aloud to them. Without alt text the screen reader just reads the word 'image' when reading the webpage. As you can imagine this can be very frustrating for the user. There is a field below the 'Image' field in the page editing forms called 'Image alt text'. Enter your description of the image here.
  • Avoid using 'rogue' characters in file names when saving any image or document for use on the web you should not include any characters other than those from the alphabet (lowercase) and underscores (_) - this includes spaces. If you do include characters such as spaces or & or , in file names this may cause problems displaying them.
  • Images for use on the web should be in one of the following formats: .jpg .gif .png
Users

  • Users are people who can access and edit the site.
  • To add a new user go to Admin tab - Users and click the cross in a green box under the list of current users.
  • Fill in their name, email address and make up a password
  • Make sure in the configuration panel 'Admin' is selected in the drop down menu and 'Admin' and 'Allow access to CMS' are both ticked.
  • Only do this if you want them to be able to edit the site!
Hiding pages which are being worked on

To stop a page from displaying in the Navigation (the list of pages under the heading 'In this section'):

  • In the backend of the CMS click on the page you want to hide.
  • In the Location setup tab scroll down to the Configuration panel and untick the Display field - this prevents the page title appearing in the navigation list whether you are logged in or not.
  • If you just want to stop it from displaying in the navigation for logged out users of the site, set the Publishing status to red.  When you are logged in you will see the link.

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