Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 28 December 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.   The Museum of Ryde will be closed from 24th December 2023 to 4th February 2024. We are opening Monday, 5th February 2024. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Accessibility Statement of Historic Ryde Society

Our designer’s philosophy is that our website should be easy for anyone to use, whatever their method of internet access.


Historic Ryde Society has been designed using CSS. No tables or frames of any kind have been used in the design of this website. Our style sheets should accommodate any browser, including those used by mobile devices.

Text sizes

All text has a relative font size which means you can re-size the text at any time if you want to.

Standards compliance

All pages on this site are WCAG AA approved, meeting all Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints. In some areas the website will meet Priority 3 checkpoints, but saying that it is nearly impossible to produce a website that is 100% accessible.

All pages on this site validated as strict XHTML 1.0, and valid CSS 2.1

All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main headings,  H2 tags for sub-headings and H3 tags for sub-sub-headings.

Navigation aids

For those using screen readers we offer a skip link as a shortcut for users who want to skip the content and go straight to the navigation. Link text is written to make sense out of context. Many links have title attributes to describe the links in greater detail. All photographs and graphics on the site have Alt attributes to describe what they are or what they do. Links open in the same window with the exception of links to PDF and Word documents – which open in new windows.

Access keys

We only use one access key that is for our site map. Apart from that we don’t use access keys. To explain why not, we recommend that you read Nomensas article.

Contact us

If you experience any kind of problem when using this website or you have any other feedback we will be glad to hear from you. Please e-mail admin@historicrydesociety.com or write to: Historic Ryde Society, Ryde District Heritage Centre, Royal Victoria Arcade, Union St, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2LQ.