We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.
Should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where possible use an up-to-date browser
By using an up-to-date browser (the program you use to access the internet), you will have access to a much richer set of options to aid you as you navigate your way around this site.
The standard browsers we would recommend are Firefox, Chrome, Safari (MAC only), Internet Explorer and Edge.
Once installed, each will bring its own selection of accessibility options and may allow further options via the use of plug-ins.
For more details see the Accessibility page for each one:
Options in your browser
Most modern browsers all share the most common accessibility tools. Here is a list of useful features:
Incremental search allows you to progressively search a web page for a particular word or phrase on a page. To enable this on your browser, press and hold Ctrl/Command and then tap F. This will open a box to type your search into. As you type, the matches will be highlighted on the page for you.
Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the SHIFT key and then pressing tab will take you to the previous item.
Caret navigation (Internet Explorer and Firefox only)
Instead of using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you can use standard navigation keys on your keyboard: Home, End, Page Up, Page Down & the arrow keys. This feature is named after the caret, or cursor, that appears when you edit a document.
To turn this feature on, press the F7 key at the top of your keyboard and choose whether to enable the caret on the tab you are viewing or all your tabs.
Pressing the space bar on a web page will move the page you are viewing down to the next visible part of the page.
Depending on your browser, you can override all fonts on the site to one that is easier for you to read. Options can be found in your browser’s settings/preferences.
Enlarge your view
You can activate the browser zoom on your computer. Options can be found in your browser’s settings/preferences.
Options on your computer
To zoom your entire computer screen
Apple Mac and Windows operating systems both contain options to enlarge your view of your screen:
Apple OS X
Make your computer read the site aloud
This website has been built with screen readers in mind. Menus, pictures and inputs will have the correct tags and mark up to complement your chosen screen reader. For example:
NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader for computers running on the Windows operating system.
WAVE is developed and made available as a free community service by WebAIM. Originally launched in 2001, WAVE has been used to evaluate the accessibility of millions of web pages.
Microsoft Windows Narrator is available in most versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems and reads text on the screen aloud and describes events like error messages so you can use your PC without a display.
Control your computer with your voice
Apple Mac and Windows operating systems both provide ways to control your computer with voice recognition:
Apple OS X
Third party voice recognition software is available, too.