The Forward Mid website uses HTML 5 with external CSS pages all the pages are suitable for all media types. This is a responsive website for all devices, etc Television, Desktop, Laptop, Net book, Tablet, and smart phone.
There is a small flash application on www.forwardmid.org.uk/transportfarther.html page Implemented using ActionScript 3 that the user can control there is no alternative page for the Flash application, there is a second flash application on Newbattle Abbey College this does have a separate page for Visually impaired people.
This website implements the Google Custom search function which is an API function.
This is a large web site and All navigation uses CSS only, it implements colour change on each page within the navigation this acts as a visual effect to allow for a visual breadcrumb effect to allow the this type of user to know where about on the website they are. there is a similar system that is hidden for visually impaired people.
For accessibility compliance this website has a skip to main content and a return to navigation for people who use keyboard tabbing or a screen reader, it has been checked for visual impairments problems with Screen readers and all issues that were found have been addressed.
It has conformance seals from W3c Mark-Up validation, also from W3c CSS validation except where stated, and a compliance seal from WCAG and most pages have achieved 3As all other pages 2As and supplied by A Checker.