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Accessibility

Sadeh Lok is committed to equalities and in line with this commitment; we strive to make our website accessible to all. An accessible site allows all users to access it, regardless of their browser, resolution, settings or eyesight.

Our website is guided by Government guidelines and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines v1.0. (WCAG) see www.w3.org.uk. All pages are built using standard compliant XHTML and CSS code.  We ensure we carry out good practice accessibility, methods that have been developed within the industry such as, ensuring all forms have correct labelling, skip navigation links are used, the site degrades gracefully, the site resizes and is flexible.  If JavaScript is used, it is used only as progressive enhancement rather than for essential functionality.

If you experience any difficulty accessing information on the site please contact us

How we support universal accessibility

There are a number of ways in which we aim to support universal accessibility:

  • A common design throughout
  • Use of cascading style sheets (CSS1) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets, the content of each page should nevertheless be readable
  • Use of relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text-size” option in visual browsers 
  • If you use text-only or audio browsers you can “skip over” the main page navigation buttons (rather than having to tab through them manually at the start of every page) and jump immediately down to the main page content
  • Avoiding the use of frames
  • Links are written in such a way that you can predict where a link is likely to take you. All links open in the same browser window unless otherwise specified
  • Use of valid html code (HTML 1.0 transitional) to support aural and Braille technologies.
  • All of our forms are designed to follow WAI and RNIB guidelines. Each form field is labelled and you may use your tab button to move through the form.
  • Advice on changing your Text size as displayed below

Text size

If you need to change the size of the text on the site you can make it larger or smaller by doing the following:

In Internet Explorer

From the top menu bar choose - View Menu > Text Size. Alternatively hold Alt + V, then press X followed by Return

In Opera

Hold Alt + V then press Z followed by 0 (zero).  Opera also allows you to press the + and on the keyboard to increase and decrease the size respectively.

Changing colours

Changing the site’s background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology, as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site. Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:

In Microsoft Internet Explorer

In the Tools menu select Internet Options. Select Accessibility and put a tick in the box ‘Ignore colours specified on web pages’. Select OK.
Go to Colours and select Colours - make any necessary changes to text and background.

In Opera

In the File menu select Preferences. Open the ‘page style’ (under fonts and colours) and ensure ‘user mode’ options use own settings (default settings). Go into fonts and colours and change the colour options. Select ‘View’ then select ‘Style’ then select ‘user mode
For more detailed advice about making changes to your web browser, without using any special software go to the
Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) site - Technology section.

Listen to the site

The site features a link to a free, downloadable program that will allow you to convert the text on a web page to speech. The BrowseAloud tool enhances accessibility for disabled persons, people with dyslexia, the partially sighted, those for whom English is a second language and users who would rather listen than read.

Download the BrowseAloud free program

Further information on accessibility

  1. W3 accessibility guidelines a list of guidelines and the reasons behind each  
  2. W3 accessibility techniques- how to implement the guidelines
  3. W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility
  4. Web Accessibility Initiative, background information on the WAI initiative
  5. RNIB web accessibility resources, details of accessible information services offered by RNIB

Accessibility software

JAWS- a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
Lynx
- a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
Links
- a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
Opera
- a visual browser with many accessibility-related features including text zooming, user style sheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.

Accessibility services

HTML Validator- a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer
- a tool for viewing your web pages without modern browser features.
Lynx Viewer
- a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.
My Web, May Way
- a partnership between the BBC and AbilityNet providing advice and help on changing your browser, computer and operating system settings, in order to be able to view the internet in a more accessible way.

Contact us

If you encounter any accessibility or technical problems when using this site, please contact us. If we cannot make the information accessible to you using your assistive technology, we will try to find an alternative way for you to access or be provided with the information.

Please note that although we continue to test and modify our site for accessibility there may be links to pages developed by third parties that are not compliant with our standards.

 

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