The Road Safety Trust

Accessibility

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We adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines as set out by the World Wide Web Consortium( W3C). Indeed, this website endeavours to conform to level A of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. wherever possible we will aim to extend this to ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ compliance.

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all visitors. We will believe though that is an ongoing process and we are constantly seeking to improve in this area.

Browsers

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS, in fact it employs the latest HTML, CSS and Javascript techniques. It has been built with the best practice and includes clean article links, proper tagging, XML sitemaps, and valid XHTML code.

Our website should display correctly in the following browsers:

  • Firefox

  • Chrome

  • Internet Explorer

  • Safari

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 of the screen (Alt +E) This will show you a menu, click ‘settings’ (this will appear as ‘Preferences’ on Mac and Linux machines) Click on ‘Under the Bonnet’ and customise your fonts and front size in the ‘web content’ section.

Mozilla Firefox

Hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard and press the plus button (+) at the same time. You will find that this will enlarge the text. If you would like the text bigger again, repeat the procedure. Keep repeating this stage until the text is at the size you require. If you need to make the text smaller again, press Ctrl on your keyboard and the minus key (-) at the same time.

Apple Safari

Hold down the Apple Key and press the (+) at the same time. You will find that this will enlarge the text. If you would like the text bigger again, repeat the procedure. Keep repeating this stage until the text is at the size you require. If you need to make the text smaller again, press Apple key on your keyboard and the minus key (-) at the same time.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Choose the drop down menu at the top of the window of the browser marked ‘view’ A list of options will appear in the drop down menu, choose ‘text size’ Another drop down menu should now appear with options, these will include ‘small’, ‘medium’, ‘large’ and ‘largest’ Select the font size you require.

Colour

Wherever possible we have designed pages and chosen colours which are deemed to be accessible to colour blind users. Where contrast is limited, we are looking to finding a solution.

Images

For those using screen readers and braille displays, we use descriptive alt text on the majority of images.