When making our website, a key goal was for its content and features to be usable by as many people as possible.
To ensure we met this goal, a few key things we undertook were:
- Checked all key features and pages against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Drawn up in December 2008, these guidelines help to “make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities”.
- Tested all key features and pages in the NVDA Screen Reader, to catch anything we may have missed in following the WCAG 2 guidelines (a screen reader is a text-to-speech web browser that is controlled purely by keyboard input).
- Uploaded all documents in PDF format, which can be opened inline in most browsers, or using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Followed modern website building best practices to ensure the site works well and can be downloaded quickly on a plethora of different devices and connection speeds - from small low-end mobile phones to expansive high-end desktop computers.
We are confident that our testing has resulted in a useful and accessible site however, should you experience any issues using the site do feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to help.