Practice Radical Inclusion
Last Updated: 28th July, 2022
Access for Everyone is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability. We adhere, as closely as possible, to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1, Level AA), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly to everyone.
On our endeavour to make the Internet as accessible as possible to everyone, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments, we are constantly working towards improving the accessibility of our website and ensuring that we are adapted to the needs of all of our users. As part of our commitment to accessibility, we ensure that our website is compatible with:
- Recent versions of popular Screen Readers
- Operating System Screen Magnifiers
- Operating System Speech Packages
- Speech Recognition Software
We always make sure that our website follows accessibility best practices by following the principles of universal design. This ensures the site is flexible and adaptable to different users’ needs or preferences and is accessible through a variety of different technologies, including mobile devices or assistive technologies.
- WebAIM’s Principles of Accessible Design
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
- Optimising your Set-Up for your Needs
- Contact Us
WebAIM’s Principles of Accessible Design
During the development phase we endeavour to follow WebAIM’s Principles of Accessible Design, and also try to help improve the accessibility of our website for users with disabilities by:
- Retaining the ability to adjust the font size
- Providing a sitemap to clearly list the structure of top-level pages
- Editing colour/contrast for the entire website
- Ensuring responsive web-design and optimising for different screen sizes such as those of mobile phones, tablets, desktops and TVs
- Providing keyboard accessible navigation (tabbing)
- Providing skip to content links at the top of the page
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
- Perceivable: Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive
- Operable: User interface components and navigation must be operable
- Understandable: Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable
- Robust: Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies
Optimising your Set-Up for your Needs
The AbilityNet website provides guidance to make your computer more accessible. It offers help with seeing the screen, using your keyboard and mouse, hearing sounds, and with reading and spelling.
Whilst Access for Everyone strives to adhere to the guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website and we constantly work to bridge the gap. Be aware that due to the dynamic nature of the website, minor issues may occasionally occur as it is updated regularly. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility.
If you would like to request accessibility-related assistance, have comments and or suggestions relating to improving the accessibility of our site, report any accessibility problems, or request any information in accessible alternative formats, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected].
To help us assist you with any issues you have, it is recommended that you read the WAI’s Guide to Contacting Organisations, and provide the information advised in your request.