We believe that if websites have been written, designed and developed to the best standards, then they can be appreciated by the widest audience.
Learning Disability Wales has aimed to make this website accessible and usable for people of all abilities, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive or motor impairments. Our website is designed to support assistive technologies so Learning Disability Wales can be accessed as spoken text, or to navigate around a site using the keyboard only.
We also consider the user experience – how easy to read is the text? How easy is it to navigate around the site and understand where you are?
The pages on this website were built to comply with a minimum standard of WCAG A, complying with all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2, H3 and H4 tags for subtitles. JAWS users can skip to the next section within pages on this website by pressing ALT+INSERT+3.
All pages contain a link to the home page, and the menu system has been constructed in a consistent fashion throughout the website.
All pages on the website include a search box (access key 4), and advanced search options are available on the advanced search page.
The following keyboard shortcuts control text size:
- Press Ctrl & + (plus sign) to increase the text size.
- Press Ctrl & – (minus sign) to decrease the text size.
- Press Ctrl & 0 (zero) to reset the text size to the webpage’s default size.
- For Mac users the following keyboard shortcuts control text size:
- Press Command & + (plus sign) to increase the text size.
- Press Command & – (minus sign) to decrease the text size.
- Press Command & 0 (zero) to reset the text size to the webpage’s default size.
In all instances this will cause horizontal scrolling on the page. This can be navigated via the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.
The UK Government Access Keys Standard has been applied to this site. These provide a keyboard shortcut for users wishing to go directly to specific parts of the site and help those who do not use a pointing device, such as a mouse. A subset of the standard has been used and the access keys are defined as follows:
- S – Skip navigation
- 1 – Home page
- 3 – Site map
- 4 – Search this site
- 0 – Accessibility statement
We are committed to making our website accessible to all people, regardless of ability. We will continue to closely monitor developments and changes in WAI guidelines and general website best practice.
If you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can make this website more accessible for your needs or the needs of the community, please contact the team at: firstname.lastname@example.org