Accessibility

Welcome to the website of sight airedale. To make it as easy as possible to navigate our site we have included the following accessibility features.

  1. all text is resizable using your browser text resize option
  2. you can use our colour selector to choose a predefined colour scheme
  3. you can apply your own stylesheet to our website or use your own colours
  4. headings have been used to allow you to move around a page in a logical manner and quickly jump between elements on a page
  5. for long lists numbered lists are used in preference to bulleted ones (dyslexic people often find that the numbers given them a frame of reference so they can move around the list more easily)
  6. a sitemap provides you with an overview of our website
  7. you do not need to use a mouse to move around our website
  8. all images have a ALT attribute
  9. a breadcrumb trail is provided to help with navigation
  10. all form fields have descriptive text

Changing the appearance of our website

Resizing the text

All the text on our website is resizable using your browsers text resize option. If you have a wheel mouse and are using a Windows PC you can resize the text on most browsers by holding down the control key and then moving your mouse wheel backwards (decrease size) or forwards (increase size). For non mouse users you can adjust the size of the text as follows:-

  1. Internet Explorer - Select view (in IE7 you may need to press ALT to display the menu bar) then text size and then your preferred size
  2. Firefox and Chrome- Hold down the control key and press plus (increase) or minus (decrease). Pressing control plus zero will return the text size to its default value

Changing the Colour scheme of our website

You can also use your browser settings to override the default colours of our website. Our website layout is based entirely on Cascading Style sheets (CCS) allowing you apply your own custom style sheet.

Moving around our pages.

Headings

We've made use of headings to help screen reader users find their way around our pages. You can quickly jump to the main content by navigating to heading level 1.

You can use the jump to next/previous heading feature of your screen reader to move around the pages.

Navigating headings using Supernova/HAL 6.53 and above

In virtual focus mode

  1. List Headings DOLPHINKEY+2
  2. Next Heading DOLPHINKEY+Del
  3. Previous Heading DOLPHINKEY+Insert

The Default DOLPHINKEY is Caps lock

Navigating headings using Jaws 5.0 and above

  1. List Headings INSERT+F6
  2. Next Heading H
  3. Previous Heading SHIFT+H

 

 

What's New

To mark our 110th Anniversary a new tactile map was unveiled at a special event held on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

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