Accessibility

What are you doing to make this site easy to use?

We have designed InTheKnow.Community using the Web Content Accessibility (WCAG) 2.0 Guidelines. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and more user-friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We have chosen Level AA as the target for InTheKnow.Community.

We have used Plain English throughout the site to make the information easy to understand.

What can I do if I have problems reading this site?

You can change the size of web pages at any time:

  • Press 'Ctrl' and '+' (plus) to make a page bigger (use 'Cmd' and '+' on a Mac)
  • Press 'Ctrl' and '-' (minus) to make a page smaller (use 'Cmd' and '-' on a Mac)
  • Press 'Ctrl' and '0' (zero) to make a page return to normal size (use 'Cmd' and '0' on a Mac).

You can also get your computer to read this website aloud. Here is a guide on how to turn on the speech function on your computer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/speak_text/

Here is a list of third party extensions/applications which you may want to try:

Do I need to download any extra software to use this site?

We try not to send out files that cannot be opened by most people with a web browser. You may occasionally need one of the following readers or viewers to open certain files:

Which web browser can I use to access the website?

We have made every effort to ensure this website will work on all the popular web browsers, however, some older browsers may not be fully supported. We encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of your web browser. This will not only improve your experience of this site but websites in general. Common web browsers can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

Can I contact you if I don't find the site easy to use?

Yes, please do! We've worked hard on InTheKnow.Community and believe we've achieved our goal of Level AA accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, but if you do find any problems, please get in touch.

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