This website aims to comply with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 standard.
WCAG 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making web content more accessible to a range of people with disabilities, including accommodations for blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and combinations of these, and some accommodation for learning disabilities and cognitive limitations. These guidelines address accessibility of web content on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.
WCAG 2.1 is a technical standard developed under the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It was implemented on 5th June 2018
This website has several inbuilt accessibility features which can be accessed from the header at all times.
The Audio button, is a Text To Speech (TTS) function which reads aloud any content on the page. Text-to-speech voices are humanlike, relatable voices. Now, content online is more accessible to everyone with this inclusive tool. This enables this website to meet Level AA compliance with WCAG 2.1 by making our site perceivable and understandable to people with print disabilities, including people with blindness or low vision, some cognitive and illiteracy disabilities.
By clicking the Listen button the text will be read out in full. To stop this, click the button again. To listen to certain parts of the text, simply highlight the text to hear the audio.
This mode can be accessed by clicking the Contrast button. This mode displays the content as white text on a black background, which can increase readability for some people with a print disability. The website is WCAG 2.1 Level AAA compliant in the High contrast (b&w) mode, with a contrast ratio of 21:1 for normal text and 4.5:1 for large text.
There are 2 buttons which can be used to adjust the font size universally across the site. These are located in the header to the far right at all times. They are as follows:
Text needs to be scaled successfully so that it can be read directly by people with mild visual disabilities, without requiring the use of assistive technology such as a screen magnifier in order to comply with WCAG 2.1 Level AA.
If any information or service provided by this website is inaccessible to you or you are experiencing problems accessing content for any reason, please contact us.