This section of the website contains information on the accessibility of our information services.
We are committed to making all our methods of communication as accessible to as many people as possible.
Our website is designed to support a full range of accessibility options, including screen reader software and browser adaptations. The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative provides guidance on changing text size and colour to make text more legible; similar advice is available for accessibility features on Android smart phones and on iOS for iPhone and iPad.
'Easy read' information
We have 'easy read' versions of some of our most popular information. It is useful for people whose first language is not English, who may have a learning difficulty, or who would like simplified information to use.
Advice and support in other languages
We often offer materials in Welsh. However due to limited resources, we regret that we are unable to offer a translation service for our information and published materials. If you are interested in translating one of our publications or part of our information into another language for your or your organisation's use, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
W3C's WAI accessibility guidelines
The site has been designed to comply wherever possible with Level AA and even AAA conformance of the W3C's WAI accessibility guidelines and in accordance with RNIB recommendations.
The following caveat comes from the W3C WAI website [our emboldening of text]: "Please note that use of this logo is not conditional on an automated test. There is as yet no tool that can perform a completely automatic assessment on the checkpoints in the guidelines, and fully automatic testing may remain difficult or impossible. For instance, some checkpoints rely on an interpretation of what "important" information is, or whether the text equivalent for a non-text element is accurate. It is also possible for automated accessibility checkers to register "false negatives" or "false positives" due to the type of mark-up on a page. For these reasons, the logos...are used to indicate only a claim of conformance made by the author of a page, not a machine-validated conformance."
Cascading Style Sheets (CSSs) are used to retain uniformity across the site.