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Accessibility

At Kathmandu, we believe it is important to provide a website that is accessible to all users, including the disabled.


This is an area we will continue to make improvements to, so your feedback and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it, please don't hesitate to contact us: customer.service@kathmandu.co.nz.

Accessibility features on this website

The following features improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers.

Images 

Most images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Graphics that are purely decorative in nature will have empty alt attributes.

Colours 

If you wish to override the colours on the site, you can import your own style sheet.

Font sizes 

Most web browsers include functionality to allow you to increase or decrease the text in a web page.

How to Resize Text in Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9

In your browser menu, select View > Text Size > Your desired text size

Alternatively to zoom the entire web page you can select View > Zoom > Your desired zoom options

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Zoom 
Zoom In: Ctrl++
Zoom Out: Ctrl+-
Reset: Ctrl+0

How to Resize Text in Firefox and Safari

In your browser menu, select View > Zoom > Zoom In or Zoom Out

To resize only the text (rather than the entire web page) ensure Zoom Text Only is selected before resizing

To reset, select View > Zoom > Reset

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts
Zoom In: Cmd++
Zoom Out: Cmd+-
Reset: Cmd+0

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Zoom In: Ctrl++
Zoom Out: Ctrl+-
Reset: Ctrl+0

How to Resize Text in Chrome

In your browser menu, select Page > Zoom > Your desired text size

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts
Zoom In: Cmd++
Zoom Out: Cmd+-
Reset: Cmd+0

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Zoom In: Ctrl++
Zoom Out: Ctrl+-
Reset: Ctrl+0

For more detailed instructions, please visit the Web Accessibility Initiative website.

Style sheets 

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. You may import your own stylesheet into this website:

How to Import Your Own Style Sheet in Internet Explorer

  • In your browser menu select Tools > Internet Options > Accessibility
  • Click on any of the 3 checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes
  • Upload your own stylesheet by clicking the Format document using my style sheet checkbox and using the Browse button to select and upload your preferred style sheet

How to Edit Font and Colours in Firefox

  • In your browser menu select Tools > Options > Content
  • To edit font styles: In the Fonts & Colours section select Advanced and choose your desired font styles. Make sure Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above is unticked.
  • To edit colours: In the Fonts & Colours section select Colours and choose your desired colours. Make sure Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above is unticked.

How to Import Your Own Style Sheet in Safari

  • In your browser menu select Edit > Preferences > Advanced
  • In the Style sheet drop down select Other...
  • Browse to select and upload your style sheet

In some browsers, you can also turn the style sheet off to give a plain layout view which makes text black on a white background (or however your browser is set), puts all the information in one column (called "linearized"), leaves content images and removes background images. 

  • In  Firefox, select View, Page Style and then No Style.
  • In Opera, select View, Style and then User Mode.

Scripting


While JavaScript is used frequently on the site to improve usability, all pages and processes are still accessible and usable if JavaScript is turned off or not available.

Search

A search facility is available throughout the site to help you find products.

For more information on the accessibility features in your browser:

In Internet Explorer, choose: Help > Contents > Accessibility

Firefox: www.mozilla.org/projects/ui/accessibility/

Safari: www.apple.com/safari/features.html#accessibility

Chrome: www.google.com/accessibility/products/

Accessibility references

W3 Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.

W3 Accessibility Techniques (WCAG) 2.0, which explains how to implement each guideline.

JAWS, a screen reader for Windows.

Thunder, free screenreader talking software for people with little or no sight for Windows.

VoiceOver, a screen reader for Mac

Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.