Web accessibility is central to who we are and the software we build. We have made our website as accessible and usable as possible. We've done this by adding our own accessibility and language toolbar to our website as well as following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) produced by the World Wide Web Consortium, W3C, the web's governing body.
WCAG is a set of checkpoints that help ensure that web sites are designed and built properly for disabled users:
- Images have alternative text, so if you can't see the image you can still read the text.
- There is sufficient colour contrast between foreground and background colours.
- The text re-sizes according to user preference.
- Headings are correctly used; they're not just ordinary text made to look big and bold.
- Links make sense by themselves, e.g. no instances of links that just say "click here" or "more".
- Tables are used for laying out tabular information and have proper headings and summaries.
- Visual presentation is defined in 'stylesheets' and is not embedded in the pages.
We've aimed for AA compliance with WCAG, but we haven’t necessarily followed all the checkpoints as some are no longer relevant or have been demonstrated to get in the way of accessibility.
Recite Me toolbar
Our accessibility and language toolbar allows you to customise our website according to your own preferences. You can change:
- Language – one of over 100 options
- Font size & type
- Colour background and contrast
- Text into audio
We also offer additional accessibility features:
- Audio file download
If you have any problems with the accessibility of this site or suggestions for improvement then please do not hesitate to contact us. We will always do what we can to make our site easier for everyone to use.