Website Accessibility Statement | BHHS Florida Realty

Website Accessibility Statement

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We want everyone who visits our website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding- both now and in the future.

We actively work to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Web Accessibility Initiative

This website endeavors to conform to level Double- A [AA] of the World Wide Web Consortium1 (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.2 These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for individuals with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines help to make the web more user friendly for all individuals.

NOTE: Disclaimer page/landing before allowing link-through should read:

You are now leaving our website.

The link you have selected will direct you to a website that is not controlled by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. Accordingly, we do not endorse, adopt, certify or otherwise validate the information and material contained on the linked website. This includes its sponsor and any policies, activities or services offered on the site, by any advertiser on the site or linked to the site. Thank you for visiting our website.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty will continue to develop this website in accordance with guidelines promoted by the W3C. This website has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The website displays consistently in most current browsers and by using standard WC3 compliant HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP code means that future browsers are likely to display the website consistently.

If you view our website on an older browser, you might find that pages don’t display as intended. We recommend that you upgrade your browser to the latest version of one of the following most commonly used browser, to get the most from our website.

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 3

Mozilla Firefox: 4

Google Chrome: 5

Safari: 6


Although 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. We are continuously seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the website up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.7

Accessibility Tools [Optional]

Below are a few tips to help you better access our website. For a more complete guide to making your computer accessible on the web, we recommend visiting the AbilityNet My Computer My Way 8 website.

Making Pages Easier To Read In Your Browser [Optional]

Web pages can be difficult to view when the text is too small. The most popular browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari support the following mouse actions and keyboard strokes to zoom in and out on a web page. (Use the Control key in Windows systems, and the Command key in Mac OS.) • Hold the Control/Command key and scroll up or down to zoom in or out • Hold the Control/Command key and press + or – to zoom in or out

Magnifying Your Screen [Optional]

Another way to make text easier to read is by magnifying your screen.

All versions of Windows 7 or newer include a magnifier, which allows users to enlarge a portion of the screen. People with visual impairments, however, may find that they require fully functional magnification software.

Read about screen magnifiers in Windows 10/8/RT9, Windows 710, and Windows Vista11.

Users running Apple’s OS X operating systems can use the in-built Zoom feature. Read about OSX accessibility features12

Using a Screen Reader [Optional]

Windows users can use Windows Narrator which converts on-screen text into speech. This is available in Windows 1013, Windows 8/RT14, Windows 715, and Windows Vista16.

In Apple’s OSX operating system, users will find the VoiceOver17 feature.

PDF files [Optional]

We use PDF files to help us preserve the look and feel of our original documents. To open and view PDF files, you can download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader18 free of charge.

Adobe also publishes information on Accessing PDFs with assistive technology19.

Access Keys [Optional]

Most web browsers support linking to specific pages by typing named access keys:

  • Windows users
    • Mozilla Firefox & Netscape: Press ALT + an access key.
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Press ALT + an access key + ENTER
  • Apple Users: Press CONTROL + OPTION + an access key.

All pages on this site use the following access keys for common tasks:

  • S - Skip to Content
  • 1 - Home Page
  • 2 – News
  • 3 - Search
  • 4 - About This Site
  • 5 - Contact Us
  • 0 – Accessibility

All pages contain a 'skip to content' link for users who use speech browsers or keyboard navigation who wish to avoid repeated groupings of links.

Changing Text Sizes [Optional]

This site CSS uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual browsers. If you need to change the text size in your web browser, we have the following tutorials:

Changing Text Size in Internet Explorer20

Changing Text Size in Google Chrome21

Changing Text Size in Mozilla Firefox22

Changing Text Size in Opera23

Links and Images [Optional]

Necessary links were assigned 'TITLE' attributes to describe the target in greater detail. Users of assistive technology may wish to set screen reader options to take full advantage of this feature.

Relevant images used in this site include a descriptive 'ALT' attribute. Those images which are purely decorative or used for layout include a null 'ALT' attribute.

Tables [Optional]

Screen reader table functions within screen readers may be used on this site. The tables are properly coded to take advantage these functions. Example: Using JAWS in Internet Explorer, use Control - ALT - Right Arrow to properly read a table with table headers.

Tables used in this site include 'SUMMARY' attributes to describe the table in greater detail.

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