British Columbia Chess Scene

A personal webpage that promotes chess throughout British Columbia.

Produced by Mark Barnes

Web Accessibility Statement

Standards Compliance

Just as chess is a game that follows certain rules, websites are written in computer languages that follow certain rules. These rules control the structure of the text and its appearance, or style. The site's pages are tested for compliance with web standards for XHTML, HTML, and CSS, to ensure proper functioning and greater accessibility.

In addition, the pages are also tested for compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines.
is a tool that tests for compliance with government standards, including the U.S. Government's Section 508 Guidelines.
The American Council of the Blind recommends the Cynthia Says tool for guaranteeing that web sites will be accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired.

The pages use Cascading Style Sheets for visual layout (but are designed to be readable even if your web browser or web browsing device does not support stylesheets at all). Relative font sizes are used for compatibiliy with the user-specified "text-size" option in visual browsers.


RSS and Atom are Web content syndication formats. They are used to create news feeds which can be used to share web content. We use these newsfeeds to distribute headlines from the BC Chess Newsletter, Chess News, Forthcoming Events, and the Junior Chess Schedule. This news feed can be accessed by RSS news readers. The My Yahoo!, portal can also incorporate our news feed, and becomes a web-based newsreader.