Accessibility Statement

Swarm is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.


This website endeavours to conform to a minimum of level AA as defined in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Adherence to these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

Accessibility Features

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. More specifically, the site is built to XHTML 1.1 specifications which is currently the highest standard for website markup, and it also conforms to the latest CSS 2.0 guidelines. This means that the site displays correctly in all current browsers and through this use of standards compliant HTML/CSS code any future browsers will also display it correctly.

  • Each page has correctly nested and positioned headings to describe discrete sections of page content.
  • Every page includes a skip navigation link for screen readers to by pass the primary navigation links.
  • The site will display in a readable manner when CSS stylesheets are disabled.
  • All images have appropriate alt tags so that the content is described to visitors making use of screen-readers.
  • Fonts are relatively sized and so can be made larger using browser functions for increasing text-size.
  • All forms have associated label tags to ensure the purpose of each field is clear to all users.
  • The site employs a contrasting colour scheme to ensure text is sufficiently legible for all users.
  • Where scripting is used (e.g. JavaScript), it has been implemented as to not impact functionality if scripting is disabled.


Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website and it is possible that some elements have been missed. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding accessibility issues please don't hesitate to contact us.