We have designed this site so that it is easy to use and accessible for everyone.
We have made the website accessible in two main ways, by:
- Providing an ‘easy read’ section for individuals with a learning disability
- Making sure the website supports all ‘standards compliant’ web browsers, including audio browsers.
We built the website to the global Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) level AA accessibility standard. You can find full details of WCAG here.
Why should I make my computer accessible?
Any standards compliant website will respond to the settings on your computer to display the site how you want to see it.
For example, if you want to read websites in large text, you can set your computer’s browser to increase the text size.
You can customise your computer in a number of ways, by setting things like:
- text size
- text colour
- background colour
- images on or off
- audio, so the site is read aloud to you.
To get the most out of this website, and the internet in general, you may want to customise the accessibility settings on your computer.
How can I make my computer accessible?
The BBC’s accessibility website, My web, my way provides excellent guidance on how to make the most of your computer.
These are some of the options they provide:
- I can’t see very well
- I am blind
- I can’t hear very well
- I find words difficult
- I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use.
For more information visit My web my way.
Listen to this website with Browsealoud
Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, Browsealoud will provide the speech and reading support tools you require for free.
What is Browsealoud?
Browsealoud reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience. New features include: Translator, Simplifier, Screen Masking for Touch Screens and the ability to personalise the settings to suit individual needs and preferences.
Other features include:
- Dual-Colour Highlighting
- MP3 Maker
- Secure Site Reading
- Text Magnification
- Screen Masking
- PDF Reading
- Pronunciation Modifier
- International Languages
More than 7,000 websites use Browsealoud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too. For more information, please visit www.browsealoud.com
Who does browsealoud help?
Browsealoud helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. Those with print disabilities, such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments, and those with English as a second language find Browsealoud particularly useful.
How do I get Browsealoud?
Click on the Browsealoud panel that appears on the footer menu of this website to launch the Browsealoud toolbar then simply click any text to hear it read aloud.
If you want help from us or if you have a question, please get in touch.