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Accessibility

We are working to make this site as accessible and easy to use as possible. This means we took accessibility into account when we designed, built and tested it. We will continue to test it as we add new content and the technologies used to access it change.

Measures we have taken

Font choice and size

Our website has been designed with large font sizes and clear fonts to make information easy to read.

Our website is responsive, so if you need to you can zoom in to magnify text and images. You can zoom using the options in the ‘View’ menu of your browser, by pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’  or ‘-’ on a PC keyboard or by pressing ‘cmd’ and ‘+’  or ‘-’ on a Mac keyboard.

You may be able to increase your font sizes using your browser settings as well.

Background and text colours

The colours chosen and use of colours on our website have been chosen to meet WCAG 2.0 AA recommended contrast ratios so that text is easy to read.

We hope that our choices make our website as easy to read for as many users as possible, however are aware that some users require very high or very low levels of contrast to make information accessible.

If you wish to customise colours (and fonts) we recommend using the Firefox browser. Firefox provide an easy to understand guide on how to change your colours and fonts. You can download the latest version of the Firefox browser from their homepage.

If you do not wish to use Firefox, you may be able to use your existing browser’s settings instead.

Skip to content

If you’re using a screen reader or keyboard, using the ‘Skip to content’ link at the top of every page will allow you to skip past the navigation and get to the page’s content quickly. The link is not visible unless you navigate to it using your keyboard or access it using a screen reader.

Headings

All pages on our website use the correct heading structure making them easier to navigate.

Images

All the images we have used in our site have alternative text defined describing what is pictured.

Videos

Videos on our website are embedded from either YouTube or Vimeo. Adding subtitles to our own videos is a work in progress. We are unable to make improvements to videos that belong to other people and organisations.

Links

All links on our website use text that makes sense in isolation so it is always clear where you will be taken. Navigation links also include detailed text that is only visible to screen readers to describe link destinations where space is limited.

Downloads

Not all documents you can download on our website or may receive from us have not been optimised for accessibility. It is a work in progress.

To open PDF documents you may need to install Adobe Reader.

To open Word documents you may need to install DOC Viewer from Microsoft if you do not have access to Microsoft Office or an equivalent word processor.

Stylesheets

Our website uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets, our website is designed to still be readable.

Javascript

If you have javascript disabled in your browser our forms will not function and special offer notices will not display. However, the rest of our website can still be navigated and everything will still be readable.

Need an alternative format?

We are a small organisation so time and resources are limited, however we will always do our best to help where we can. If you would like any information on this site in an alternative format please contact us and explain what you need.

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