Accessibility

The Old Mutual (South Africa) website strives to apply international standards of accessibility with the aim of optimising use for a variety of users. Our site accessibility is an organic process and will continue to improve over time.

Basic Standards
The site has a clear visual hierarchy and works acceptably across target browsers. The site has a meaningful 404 page (error page) that will contain information redirecting users to other relevant areas within the site.

Images
Where possible, decorative images are in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). "alt" attributes are employed for images.

Basic Usability
- Headings clearly indicate the document structure.
- Navigation is consistent throughout the site.
- The site has an easy to find sitemap and contact page.
- The site has a link to the home page on every page.
- Visited links are clearly defined.
- The site is optimised for speed and page size.

Accessibility for Devices
- Content is accessible without CSS.
- Content is accessible without images.
- Content is meaningful in text browsers.
- Content is accessible when printed.
- The site works well in different window sizes greater than 800x600.
- The site is accessible on Hand Held Devices.

Site Management
- The site has friendly URLs that work without "www".
- The site has a favicon.

Accessibility for Users
- The site uses relative units for text size.
- Font size can be manipulated using the +/- icons in the bottom, right-hand corner of every page (this does not apply to Internet explorer 5.5).
- The site layout is stable if font size is increased.
- The site uses visible skip menus when CSS is disabled.
- The site has sufficient colour contrasts.
- The site does not use colour alone for critical information.
- The site uses descriptive links.

Separation of Content & Presentation
CSS are used for presentation aspects.

Access keys
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the website. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key followed by Enter; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.

All pages on this site define the following access keys:
- Access Key 1 - Home.
- Access Key 2 - Skip to content.
- Access Key 3 - Site Map.
- Access Key 4 - Search.
- Access Key 5 - Disclaimer.
- Access Key 6 - Help.
- Access Key 9 - Contact Us.
- Access Key 0 - Accessibility Statement.

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