We want everyone to be able to use our website, regardless of ability or technology.
Life aims for this website to follow web accessibility best practice. In particular, we aim to be at least AA compliant to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
What we’ve done to make our website accessible
This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to manage page layouts, which means pages are well structured and compatible with most assistive technologies.
Images and graphics have alternative text, which describe the content or function of what’s displayed on the screen.
Links in sentences are bolded and in a different colour. Links open in the same window unless otherwise stated.
Fonts, line width, and line space that are designed to be easy to read.
Headings and subheadings to show the structure of a page and to help screen readers.
You can resize text using your internet browser settings.
We use language appropriate to the content.
We’ve made sure that navigation aids are consistent throughout the site.
We’ve clearly labelled form fields. Errors in forms are flagged before a form can be submitted.
Changing your settings
If you need help to change your settings to make it easier to access our website, AbilityNet has provided useful step-by-step guidance on their My Computer, My Way page.
You may find these specific links useful:
The Web Accessibility Initiative has also provided tips for to help you set up your computer for the best browsing experience. These tips are on their page, Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer.
Giving feedback to us
We welcome your feedback on our site’s accessibility. If you have any problems while using our site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01926 312272 (open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) – we’ll be happy to help.
You can find more information about contacting us here.
You might find it helpful to read the Web Accessibility Initiative’s page, Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites, when reporting any problems. This will help us to understand and respond to your feedback quickly.