We are committed to designing, testing and delivering all content on the website to WCAG 2.0 AA compliance where possible. The standards we test against are taken from the technical standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Some of the specific actions we take include:
- We always try to write in plain and simple language, to make sure our content can be enjoyed by as many people as possible.
- We only use alternative text (or alt text) for images where an image conveys essential information for the meaning of the page. Where an image is purely decorative, we don’t use alt text as doing so can create extra“noise” for people using a screen reader.
- Content is separated by appropriate headings for ease of reading by humans and screen reading software.
- Hyperlinks are as descriptive as possible, describing their purpose and location as necessary.
We try our best to ensure our site works with a range of technologies, but we can’t commit to testing every browser, operating system version or mobile handset type.
We focus on testing with modern browsers and more recent technology, as they are the most commonly used and provide the best accessibility support for the user. We test our website with Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari, across mobile and desktop devices.
If you experience any accessibility issues while using our website or require content in alternative formats, please let us know.