Accessibility

Web accessibility

We have designed this website with the needs of people with disabilities in mind.  We have also taken on board international guidance and best practice on web accessibility. 

 

We are committed to ensuring everyone can access our website. This includes people with sight loss, hearing, mobility and cognitive impairments as well as for use on multiple devices. If you have any comments and or suggestions about our website please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing info@trellisscotland.org.uk

 

The site is tested regularly to ensure that we are working towards the standards laid out in  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)..

Image Alt text and accessibility

As standard we only use Alt text where an image conveys essential information for the meaning of the page - for example a diagram about how to do something. Where an image is purely decorative we don't use alt text as this is superfluous information, and extra 'noise' that someone using a screenreader will have to get through before reaching the essential information on a page. Any images which don't have alt text have an empty alt tag which is indicated using "".

 

Font Size

Text size can be increased or decreased in your browser by following these steps:

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  • Choose the drop down menu at the top of the window of the browser marked "view"
  • A list of options will appear in the drop down menu, choose "text size"
  • Next another drop down menu should appear with options including "small", "medium", "large", "largest"
  • Select "largest".

 

Mozilla Firefox

  • Hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard and press the plus (+) key 
  • You will find that this will enlarge the text, to enlarge again repeat the procedure 
  • Keep repeating until the text is enlarged to your requirements If you need to make the text smaller press Ctrl on your keyboard and the minus ( - ) key

 

Apple Safari 

  • Hold down the Apple Key and press the (+) key 
  • You will find that this will enlarge the text, to enlarge again repeat the procedure
  • Keep repeating until the text is enlarged to your requirements 
  • If you need to make the text smaller press the Apple Key on your keyboard and press the (-) key

 

Google Chrome 

  • Click the 'Customise and Control' spanner symbol in the top right hand corner (Alt + E).
  • Select 'Settings' ('Preferences' on Mac and Linux)
  • Click on 'Under the Bonnet' and customise your fonts and font size in the 'Web Content' section

 

Screen Reader

If you require access to a screen reader we suggest downloading NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access) is the most popular free screen reader. It is an open-source programme that comes in portable and installer versions - the portable version can be run from a pen drive without any installation.


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