Access to services
We endeavour to be as inclusive as possible and to accommodate all.
Our Sutherland House premises are on the first floor in a self contained suite of rooms. There is both stair and lift access.
We have tried to make this website as accessible as possible.
Some of the things we’ve done to make the site accessible include the following:
- we use WordPress as our platform
- we use a responsive design ‘theme’, or design template, that adjusts to whatever device you’re using to view the site
- we set out web accessibility standards for our web contributors
- we write in Plain English and use meaningful hyperlinks
- we link to Google Translate in over 50 languages
- we’ve provided a Sitemap so you can see all the pages on this site in one place, as well as providing menus and sub-menus in more context on every page.
If you have any comments or suggestions please go to the Contact us page to see the different ways you can get in touch.
Further reading and resources
- Accessibility: BBC Lots of useful information and resources, not just for the BBC
- Web accessibility: Wikipedia
- Introduction to web accessibility: Worldwide Web Consortium. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the definitive resource as they set the standards for the whole web across the world, however some of the advice they have is now a bit dated (a lot was written around 2005).
- Chromevox. Chromevox is a free screenreader extension you can download for the Google Chrome browser
- Internet Explorer Ease of Access options. Ways of customising Internet Explorer to improve accessibility.
- Accessibility Features in Firefox. Accessibility features for the Firefox browser.
- Apple Mac assistive technology. Ways of customising Apple Macs and Safari to improve accessibility.
- Windows 7. If you use Windows 7 there are a number of built in accessibility facilities: go to Control Panel/Ease of Access/Ease of Access Center to enable them (this is not a link).