In keeping with our policy of customers first, and our obligations under the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), we will ensure that our website is accessible to people who have visual, hearing, motor or cognitive impairments.
Making our website accessible is a core aim of Derventio and we will try and ensure that it is usable with a broad range of operating systems, browsers, and specialist assistive technologies.
As a standard, we employ all the following methods to ensure our site is accessible to as many people as possible:
- Browsealoud is available to ensure that all pages can be read out loud to any visitor
- All pictures have an alternative text description
- The website can be viewed using a variety of colour schemes ensuring it can be used by visitors who find the existing colour scheme hard to read
- We are committed to Plain English in all our written content
- Our site has been designed without the use of tables except where we need to represent normally tabulated content i.e timetables
- The website can be navigated without the use of a mouse
- A non-serif font is used for easier readability
- We do not use all-capitals for emphasis
- We use a hierarchy of heading markups i.e an <h1> tag for main headings, <h2> for secondary headings etc which makes it easier for screen readers to work out the structure of a page
- Our site can be viewed in a logical order when all styling is turned off
- Helping you make your computer easier to use
If there is an instance when our site does not meet the needs of a specific disabled user group we will make changes to our current content, wherever appropriate, so that we can become more inclusive to a wider audience.
Please contact us if this is the case at firstname.lastname@example.org.