Accessibility

We have made significant improvements to our website in order to reduce the barriers experienced by people with disabilities.

 

Our website incorporates Recite Me - a web accessibility tool allowing you to customise our website in the way that works best for you.

If you wish to use the RECITE ME feature, please click the logo at the top of the page which looks like this:

Recite Me Accessibility Logo     accessibility icon mobile

For more information on Recite Mecheck out their website here.

Recite Me Accessibility Features

Translation

1 in 10 people don't speak English as their first language in the UK.

By using Recite Me, you can quickly and easily translate all our website content into over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices. 

The translation function changes everything you see on our website, as shown in the video below. 

Screen Reader

Our screen reader helps people who are visually impaired or neuro-divergent to perceive and understand our website content.

Key features include:

  • All content read aloud in a natural voice
  • 35 different language options
  • Speed controls and word-by-word highlighting for total customisation
  • The Recite Me toolbar allows you to highlight any text and create an MP3 file, which downloads automatically to your computer. Audio is created in a natural-sounding conversational style. 

The screen reader is easy to use, as shown in the video below.

Styling

Our website is customisable to a way that works for you. Recite Me supports people who are dyslexic, visually impaired or have a learning disability to change the way our website looks, so you can experience it the way it is intended.

Key features include:

  • Text size and colour
  • Website background colour
  • Text font type, including Open-Dyslexic
  • Text only option, where all styling is stipped away. This leaves text only for your viewing, much like a document.

The styling function has lots of different options, as shown in the video below.

Downloadable documents

Where possible we try to provide downloadable documents in different formats including PDF and rich text format.

We appreciate that it is frustrating to be unable to access information.  Please bear with us whilst we continue to work on improving the accessibility of our site.               

If any downloadable document presents a barrier to accessing information, please contact us with details of the document in question, the problems encountered and what we could do to help. 

We are aware, however, that occasionally we do make mistakes. If you find any of our pages inaccessible please email us to let us know. Please include details of the technology you are using and we will make every reasonable effort to either remove the barrier or provide the information in a format that you find acceptable.

Last updated: 18/06/2020