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Accessibility

Accessibility

WECIL is committed to providing a website that is accessible to as many users as possible - regardless of ability, impairment or browsing technology.

This site aims to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI - AAA) guidelines.

Navigation Keys

This website has been built to allow easy access using either the keyboard or mouse. Keyboard commands are as follows:

  • Tab: move forwards through links/elements on any page
  • Shift Tab: move backwards through links/elements on any page
  • Return: Activate selected item on page
  • Backspace: Back to the previous page

For the benefit of users with screen readers a skip navigation facility has been provided on each page of the website.

Text Size

If you would like to change the text size used throughout this website, please use the Text Size buttons available on each page; these are located on the top right of each page directly above the main site navigation.

Alternatively, you can change the font size via your web browser's menu:

  • Internet Explorer users: go to View > Text Size
  • Chrome users: Click the Customise button> Zoom
  • Opera users: go to View > Zoom
  • Mozilla users: go to View > Increase Text Size

High Contrast

If you would like to view a high contrast, text only version of the website, please use the High Contrast buttons available on each page; this is located on the top right of each page directly above the main site navigation. Google Chrome users can also download a free extension, which inverts the colour scheme of all webpages: Google Chrome High Contrast

Document Viewing

Documents stored on this website are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and Microsoft Word Document Format (DOC). These formats can be viewed using the following free software:

PDF: Adobe Acrobat Reader

DOC: Word viewer 2003

Internal and External Sites

Links found to internal pages of this website will open in the same window. Links to external pages of this website will open in a new window.

 W3C - Validation

This website is built using code compliant with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets.

With style sheets disabled each page remains usable.

The XHTML used to build this site is valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional. This means that a formal validation of the pages on this site was successfully performed.

Browse Aloud

Listen to this website with BrowseAloud Plus

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud Plus will provide the speech and reading support tools you require for free. 

What is BrowseAloud Plus?

BrowseAloud Plus reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience.  New features include: Translator, Simplifier, Screen Masking for Touch Screens and the ability to personalise the settings to suit individual needs and preferences. 

Other features include:

  • Dual-Colour Highlighting
  • MP3 Maker
  • Secure Site Reading
  • Text Magnification
  • Screen Masking
  • PDF Reading
  • Translator
  • Pronunciation Modifier
  • International Languages

More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too. For more information, please visit www.browsealoud.com

Who does BrowseAloud Plus help?

BrowseAloud Plus helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. Those with print disabilities, such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments, and those with English as a second language find BrowseAloud Plus particularly useful. 

How do I get BrowseAloud Plus?

Click on the BrowseAloud Panel that appears on the <insert location here> of this website to launch the BrowseAloud Plus toolbar then simply click any text to hear it read aloud.

Support with using BrowseAloud Plus

A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud Plus:

Web: www.browsealoud.com/support

E-Mail: support@browsealoud.com

Tel: 0800 328 7910