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Accessibility

Impact on Urban Health is committed to providing a website that is accessible and easy to use for the widest range of people possible, regardless of disability or impairment. We believe that this is an ongoing process and are constantly seeking to improve in this area.

The site has been designed to adhere to best practice by following W3C standards. Additionally, pages have been built to comply with a minimum standard of WCAG 2.0 single ‘A’ guidelines. If possible we aim to extend this to ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ compliance.

In creating our website we have addressed accessibility needs in the following ways: 

Layout accessibility

The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all presentation and layout so that content is well structured and easily accessible via assistive devices.

Fonts

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

Google Chrome:

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

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  • Choose the drop-down menu at the top of the window of the browser marked “view”
  • Once you have done this, 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”
  • Then select “largest”.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard and press the plus (+) key
  • Then 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
  • Then 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

Images and alt text

All images used for non-aesthetic reasons have descriptive alternative text.

Content

Content across the site has been written and formatted to make it as accessible as possible. This includes:

  • The use of semantic headings which are descriptive and used to highlight sections of text
  • Clear and easy to understand language
  • Meaningful text used for all links

Colour contrast

Wherever possible we have designed pages and chose colours to be accessible to colour-blind users. Where contrast is limited, we are working towards a solution by reviewing the colours used.

Navigation aids

A sitemap is provided to assist with navigation. All pages across the site also include a link to the homepage and have consistent global navigation.

Document downloads

There are a number of PDF documents available for download across the site. You can find out more about how to configure the free Adobe Reader software to obtain greater access to PDF files by visiting the Adobe site.

Access keys

In order to avoid any conflict with personal access keys you may have set up on your computer, we have chosen not to install bespoke access keys on this site. Efforts have been made to ensure the site is as easy to navigate as possible.

Feedback

We are continuously looking to make improvements to our site and welcome any suggestions or feedback on our accessibility. If you are using adaptive technology and are having problems accessing information on the site, please email communications@gsttfoundation.org.uk with details of the problem you encountered and the technology you are using.