Note: All external
sites will open in a new browser "window". If your
browser fills the whole of your computer's screen, this will hide
the London Freelance window behind it. And if under these conditions
you swap back to the NUJ window, clicking on a further external link
may appear to cause nothing to happen (because it's happening in
the background). Don't worry: if you're puzzled by this paragraph
you're probably one of the majority of users who don't swap
windows, so it won't happen to you.
The point of this feature is to stress that neither the NUJ
nor London Freelance Branch nor the editor can be responsible
for the content of any external site. And to help you avoid
that "lost in cyberspace" feeling: as soon
as you're finished with that external site, and the links
you followed from it, you're back here.
The key to accessibility is to comply with the standards for
Web design thoughtfully developed by the World-Wide Web Consortium
Most pages on this site pass the W3C validator tests - though we do
allow ourselves a couple of small exceptions that make them work
with non-standard browsers.
These standards are more exacting than, for example, those
promoted by the Center for Applied Special Technology.
All the newer pages on this site use a "style sheet". This
means that they load much faster - your computer only needs to fetch
the design once, and after that it only needs to get the content of
each new page.
It also means that you can over-ride the design. If we'd designed
the site so that you could enlarge the text in MS Internet Explorer,
we'd have broken it for the other browsers, which are more
disability-friendly. So, instead, we've provided a large-print
style sheet so you can make many Web pages accessible
while you still use Explorer. The file includes instructions
for making it work.