Accessibility on the Focus on Disability Website

Accessibility features implemented on the Focus on Disability Website.

Introduction

We want Focus on Disability to be assessible for use for everyone. The website is easy to view, and has been designed where possible following guidelines laid down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Website design

Accessibility features we use but we are always looking for ways to improve our website and make it easier to use.

  • Designing the site for a 1024×768 view so horizontal scrolling is not required.
  • Using meaningful ALT text for all images to provide descriptive text.
  • Using descriptive hyperlink text.
  • Avoiding the use of frames, which are difficult for special browsers to interpret.
  • Using an easy-to-see web colour scheme.
  • Using an easier to read non-serif font type, size and colour.

The website contains a large amount of information and advice and an attempt has been made to find and navigate to topics easily with few clicks. A search facility is on each page and this also makes it very easy to find specific topics very quickly.



Browsers

Focus on Disability is tested for compatibility with all the major browsers used nowadays to ensure a consistent appearance across the modern, standards-compliant, web-browsing software versions. With testing on the latest versions, we recommend you use the most up-to-date web browsing software when accessing the Focus on Disability website.

The Focus on Disability website has an alphabetised sitemap which allows you to easily find the page you want and navigate around the site. You can quickly access this page by clicking the link “Sitemap” in the menu at the top of each page.

Making your text bigger

The vast majority of the text on the Focus on Disability website is 16pt or larger. This can be increased or decreased to suit your needs by using the text size or zoom settings/preferences in your browser software.

In Chrome settings there is the option to change font sizes.  Alternatively you can use the zoom feature.

Mozilla Firefox You can hold down the ‘CTRL’ key on your keyboard and press the plus (+) or minus (-) sign to increase or decrease the text size. For other browsers check your web browsing software help or documentation for information to implement text size and zoom facilities.