We strive to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA standards, which outline best practices for making web content more accessible for people with disabilities.
Our website has been designed and developed with accessibility in mind. Some of the features we have implemented to make our website more accessible include:
We recognise that accessibility is an ongoing effort, and we are committed to continuously improving our website to make it more accessible for all users. If you encounter any accessibility issues while using our website, please contact us as per the contact details below and we will do our best to address the issue as soon as possible.
Microsoft Windows and Mac OS contain many accessibility tools and features that can assist computer or tablet users that are blind or vision impaired.
You can use the following options within your browser to adjust text size:
Microsoft Edge – Windows 10 / 11
All browsers – Windows 10 / 11
Safari – Mac OS
FireFox – all platforms
Windows 10 and 11
The easiest method to change the colours is to use the built-in ‘High contrast’ mode. This will invert all the colours on screen. To set this up:
If you need to turn the mode on or off press and hold the following keys on your keyboard at the same time: left ‘Alt’, left ‘Shift’ and ‘Print screen’.
Microsoft Edge – Windows 10 and 11
If you only want to change the colours in your browser Microsoft Edge has a feature called ‘Immersive Reader’. This feature enables you to change the appearance of a web page by removing the advertisements, changing the text and background to your preferred colours and change the font type amongst other features. To access this feature:
The easiest way to change the colours is to use the built-in ‘reverse’ feature in Mac OS 10.4 Tiger or higher. This will reverse all colours on the screen. This option can be selected by holding down the ‘Control’, ‘Option’ and ‘Apple’ keys while pressing the number ‘8′. Repeat these steps to change the colours back to normal.
Windows 10 / 11:
You can purchase an additional software program such as JAWS (Job Access With Speech) which is a screen reader which will read aloud web pages to you. For more information, please visit the JAWS/Freedom Scientific website.
NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader that can read aloud web pages. More information is available on the NVDA website.
Narrator is a basic built in screen reader available for windows 8 and 10 free of charge. To start or stop Narrator, press the Windows logo key + Enter or access Narrator through “Ease of Access Center” (Windows logo key + U).
To see all Narrator commands, press Caps Lock + F1. Further information about Narrator can be found on the Microsoft accessibility website.
The ‘Read Aloud’ function in Microsoft Edge will read text on a web page from the top of the page. This feature can be started in any of the following ways:
Mac OS 10.4 Tiger and higher have a built-in program called VoiceOver which can read aloud text on your computer screen, including web pages. To turn on VoiceOver, hold down the ‘Apple’ key and press the ‘F5′ key. Further information about VoiceOver and other accessibility tools are available on the Apple website.
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