Using this website
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and Voiceover)
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. This includes how to:
- make your mouse easier to use
- use your keyboard instead of a mouse
- talk to your device
- make your device talk to you
- make text larger
- change your colours
- magnify the screen
What to do if you can’t access parts of this website
- Contact us and we will make corrections as necessary.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
We use industry standard themes for WordPress which are designed to meet accessibility standards.
- pages that conform to WCAG A, AA or AAA standards
- issues with CSS validation
- issues with HTML validation
- PDF accessibility including problems with tagging, language definition, headings and labels
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Issues with technology
It’s not possible for users to modify text spacing or line height.
Issues with images, video and audio
- We have a small number of embedded videos on our site. Some of these do not have captions
- Some of the images on our site do not display appropriate alt text
What we are doing to improve accessibility
This statement was updated on 1st April 2021.
We have developed, and stringently follow, a style guide to ensure all our content is easy to read and is written in an accessible way.
We are working with suppliers to resolve any identified accessibility issues where we do not have direct control over their product.
Free screen readers
- The Thunder Screen Reader talking software is compatible with XP or later and will be immediately usable by someone who can’t see to read the screen. You will have a talking computer which will speak as you press keys and read out to you what is on the screen.
- NV Access Empower lives through non-visual access technology
- Soundlinks Specialists in audio and speech access.