We aim to ensure that all pages of our website conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). These guidelines are the internationally recognized benchmark for building accessible websites and explain how to make content more accessible for people with disabilities.
Our IT and Digital team actively work to ensure that our website is accessible to the widest possible audience and useable by people of all abilities.
Our Accessibility Icon (the International Symbol of Access) can be found towards the top of your screen:
Clicking this icon opens our Accessibility Menu whereby you can change the font size, page contrast and greyscale as well as adjusting the background and underlining the site weblinks.
We also have access to a wide range of global languages; please use the flag icon at the top right-hand of your screen to select your native language.
Changing your Text
Select the ‘View’ menu using your mouse or by pressing ‘Alt’ and ‘V’ on your keyboard > Select the ‘Text Size’ option > Choose your preferred text size
Select the ‘View’ menu using your mouse or by pressing ‘Alt’ and ‘V’ on your keyboard > Select the ‘Text Size’ option > Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ‘ Enter ‘.
Alternatively you can press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ to increase the text size, ‘Ctrl’ and ‘-‘ to decrease the text size. ‘Ctrl’ and ‘0’ returns you to the default ‘normal’ size.
Select the ‘View’ menu using your mouse > Select ‘Make Text Bigger’ or ‘Make Text Smaller’
Select the ‘View’ menu using your mouse > Select ‘Zoom’
You can also change your computer’s screen resolution, which will allow you to make the whole screen larger or smaller:
Windows – Select Start > Control Panel > Display > Settings.
Apple Macintosh – select System Preferences > Displays > Resolution.
How are we doing?
We’d love to hear from you!
If you’d like to share any suggestions with us on what we can do to make our website even more accessible please let us know. We’d also like to hear from you if you experience any problems accessing our website please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Tools for your Desktop, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone
‘My Computer My Way’ is a great website that provides easy to use guides that help you understand the accessibility features built into any device you are using. – Open Link
Vision: help with seeing your screen
Hearing: help with sounds and audio
Motor: help with keyboard and mouse difficulties
Cognitive: help with reading, spelling and understanding
Useful Websites to visit
Equality and Human Rights Commission – Promoting and upholding equality and human rights ideals and laws across England, Scotland and Wales – Open Link
Information on accessibility options for Apple Computers – Open Link
Information on accessibility options for Microsoft Windows Based Computers – Open Link
AbilityNet is a charity that provides details of computer equipment which helps people with disabilities – Open Link
Inclusive Technology are retailers of specialist software and hardware for people with disabilities – Open Link