Accessibility

We have aimed to create sites that are available to everyone including those with sight, audio and motor impairment restrictions.

We aim to use a web font so all text is easy to read.
We ensure that navigation through our websites works in a consistent way.
We do not rely on just colour as the only way of giving information.
We avoid the use of images of text wherever possible.


Here are a few helpful ways in which you can start using the website more easily.


To enlarge text on the site
1.    On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
2.    On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'
3.    Tick the 'Ignore font sizes specified on web pages' check box
4.    Click on 'OK'
5.    On the browser menu select 'view'
6.    Click 'text size'
7.    Choose the size of text

 

To change text and/or colour on the site
1.    On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
2.    On the General tab, select 'Colour'
3.    Deselect the 'Use Windows Colours' tick box
4.    Select the box next to 'Text' and choose a colour
5.    Click on 'OK'
6.    Select the box next to 'Background' and choose a colour
7.    Click on 'OK'


To change the size of the window of the site
On the browser View menu select 'Full screen' or press F11


To change the colour of links displayed on a screen
1.    On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options' 
2.    On the General tab, select 'Accessibility' 
3.    Click on 'Select ignore colours specified on Web pages' (should contain a tick) - Click 'OK' 
4.    Select 'General' tab and click on 'Colours' 
5.    Turn off the 'Use hover colours' tick box (should not contain a tick) 
6.    Select 'Visited' and choose the colour that suits you best, Click OK 
7.    Select 'Not Visited' and choose the colour that suits you best, Click OK 
8.    Select 'OK' for 'Colours' 
9.    Select 'OK' for 'Internet Options' 


Where to start
Use the sitemap to get an overview of what is on the site 

 

Search Tips 
A search box appears at the top of each page. To get the best results follow these tips:
Use keywords - the search won't work well using natural language, keywords will find better results. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase
How the Site is built for Accessibility 

 

Layout
The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all of the presentation and layout. Tables are only used for data presentment. 

 

Content
The content has been written and formatted to make it accessible. For example:
o    Headings highlight sections of text 
o    Sentences are short with the meaning at the beginning 
o    Links use meaningful text 
o    Forms can be navigated using the tab key.

 

Accessibility Barriers

Through research of standard guidelines, the Nicholls & Clarke Group are continually working to improve the accessibility of our sites that we have, in the meantime should you experience any difficulties please contact us explaining the problems you encountered.

 

Contact
If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the site or have any comments please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8586 4600 Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm