Accessing our website
We are committed to making our website accessible to all our customers and have an ongoing programme of making useful updates and improvements. We aim to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 in a sensible and pragmatic way. These Guidelines are produced by the World Wide Web Consortium, the web’s governing body, and provide a set of checkpoints designed to ensure that websites are designed and written properly to enable use by people with disabilities. By working to these guidelines, we aim to make our website user friendly for all our customers and strive towards AA standard.
To make sure our website is accessible as possible:
- All our images have alternative text so that if you can’t see the image, you can still understand what it means.
- We use strong colour contrasts between foreground and background.
- The page text can be made larger to make it easier to see and read on your computer.
- We’ve used our headings correctly by making sure they’re not just ordinary text made to look big and bold.
- Our links are meaningful so you can find the information you need quickly.
- The tables we use have clear headings and summaries.
- We use plain English which is clearly understandable, and have avoided using jargon where we can.
Further help and advice
If you have problems using a computer because of a disability or impairment then we recommend you visit AbilityNet’s My Computer My Way website which provides advice on how to make your computer easier to use. AbilityNet are experts in the field of computing and disability and they provide a free service to individuals to access their computing needs. Call AbilityNet free on 0800 269545 for more information.