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Accessibility & security

 

 

Secure online shopping at Speedo

 

 

Speedo takes your security extremely seriously. We are committed to making shopping online at speedo.com just as safe as shopping in any Speedo store.

 

When you shop online at speedo.com, as soon as you access the 'Checkout' or 'Sign in/Register' pages - and before you enter any personal or payment details - your browser will go into secure mode.

 

To check if you are in secure mode, look for a padlock icon on the bottom-right of your browser window (if you are in Internet Explorer), the padlock appearing and turning green in Firefox, or the padlock icon and 'secure' message in Google Chrome. Either of these occurrences indicates that the webpage is considered secure, and all information sent via that page is encrypted.  On most mobile devices the padlock will be displayed alongside the website URL.

 

In 'secure mode', all your details are encrypted. This creates billions of code combinations to protect each transaction made on our site, so your card details cannot be viewed by anyone else using the Internet. If you are using one of the more recent browser versions, our site supports 128 bit encryption, thereby keeping your details as safe as possible.

 

speedo.com only uses high-level SSL encryption technology from Digicert, one of the most advanced security solutions currently available for online payments.

 

 

Accessibility statement

 

 

New media technologies are always changing, but we are committed to making our websites accessible to people with visual, hearing or motor impairments.

 

We endeavour to be inline with the Equality Act 2010 requirement, which is WCAG 1 AA compliance.

 

Guidelines

 

The accessibility guidelines we follow include:

  • Allowing users to control text sizes.
  • Using an easy to read font type.
  • Ensuring suitable foreground and background colour contrast.
  • Identify the primary natural language of a document, and using clear and simple grammar.
  • Providing meaningful text equivalents for pictures.
  • Providing simple, consistent site navigation.
  • Ensuring the target of each link is clearly defined.
  • Providing a sitemap.
  • Providing navigational shortcuts for users of text only browsers and page readers. Included are Skip Links (RNIB tested) and WAI ARIA Landmark Roles (supported by JAWS 10, NVDA 2010.1 and Voice Over in iOS 4 upwards)
  • Using appropriate structural mark-up to maximise browser support.
  • Using a logical tab order through links, form controls, and objects.
  • Ensuring all content and functionality is available to users without content style sheet (CSS), image and script support.
  • Including default, place-holding characters in edit boxes and text areas.

 

Keyboard navigation

 

Pressing the ‘Tab’ key on your keyboard will sequentially move focus through the elements on the web page you are viewing.

After a page loads pressing the ‘Tab’ key twice will bring focus to the keyboard navigation short cuts or “Skip Links”. Press the ‘Enter’ key to move the focus to one of the optional locations on the page.

Pressing 'Shift' and 'Tab' will move focus through the Tab Index in the reverse order.

Press 'Enter' to use the link or button you are focused on.

If you are focused in a text field, you will see the cursor inside it and you will immediately be able to start typing.

If you are focussed on a select box (drop-down or list) use the up and down arrow keys to select an option then press the ‘Tab’ again to move out of the select box.

If you are focused on a radio button press ‘Spacebar’ to select it. You can also use the keyboard left and right arrows to move between the options in a set of radio buttons.

If you are focused on a checkbox press ‘Spacebar’ to select it.

 

Text size

 

The size of the text on the site can be adjusted through your browser's settings.

Internet Explorer Text size: from the 'View' menu in the browser select the 'Text Size' submenu and choose the size that you would like to change to.

Firefox Text size: from the 'View' menu in the browser select the 'Text Size' submenu and choose whether to increase or decrease the text size.

Chrome Text size: from the menu in the browser select the 'Show advanced settings' submenu, then under ‘Web Content’ select ‘Font size’ and choose whether to increase or decrease the text size.

 

Alternatively you can Zoom in or out with the following keys.

 

'Ctrl' and '+' to Zoom In

'Ctrl' and '-' to Zoom out

'Ctrl' and '0' will reset the Zoom level to its default

 

Code - markup & style

 

We use the HTML5 Doctype and test our markup against the W3C validator, to ensure that the markup is well formed. 100% valid code is not a goal, but validation certainly helps to write more maintainable sites as well as debugging code. We do not guarantee code is 100% valid, but instead assure the cross-browser experience is fairly consistent.

We use CSS2 and CSS3 where appropriate, linked from external styles sheets to maintain the separation of structure and from style.

 

Browser Compatibility

 

The site is tested on both PC and Mac and is fully functional in the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Firefox (latest version) and above
  • Safari (latest version)
  • Chrome (latest version)

The site will be functional in older browsers however it should be noted that presentational elements may not be fully rendered, and rendering may downgrade gracefully.

 

Our site's code

 

 

The site has been built to comply with standards (x)HTML and CSS2. At every stage our code has been checked for accessibility using a range of automated and, more significantly, manual checks. In older browsers (Netscape and Internet Explorer 4 and earlier) it will appear as an unstyled document. All information and functionality will still be accessible.

 

 

Tab index

 

 

Pressing the 'Tab' key on your keyboard will sequentially move focus to every link, menu item, button and text field on the web page you are viewing. Press 'Enter' to use the link or button you are focused on. If you are focused in a text field, you will see the cursor inside it and you will immediately be able to start typing.

 

Pressing 'Shift' and 'Tab' will move focus through the Tab Index in the reverse order.