Web Accessibility Policy

Neurotastic is committed to ensuring that our websites neurotastic.org.uk and alphabetchildren.com are accessible, regardless of ability or access to technology. This policy sets out how we’ve made the organisation’s websites compliant and user friendly.

Accessibility standards

This website aims to conform to level AA website accessibility standards of The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Layout

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to manage page layouts, which means pages are well structured and compatible with most assistive technologies.

Images

Graphics and images on our website have alternative text, which describe the contents or function of what is displayed on screen.

Links

Links in sentences are underlined and in a different colour. Links open in the same window unless they are external, in which case they open in a new window.

Downloads

Neurotastic publications and our other downloadable materials are available as Adobe PDF files. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access them, which you can download for free from the Adobe website.

Text

  • All text is written as clearly as possible using language appropriate to the content
  • The fonts we use are designed to be easy to read
  • We have ensured that line lengths and the space between lines are set to offer an easy reading experience
  • We provide headings and sub headings to show the structure of a page and to aid screen readers
  • You can resize text using your browser settings

Colour contrast

The colours on our site have been chosen so they provide enough contrast to allow users who are visually impaired or colour blind to easily read the content. The contrast ratio is at least 4.5:1 (as advised by the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines).

Navigation aids

  • Navigation aids are consistent throughout the site
  • For some labels we have added an ARIA Label to the link which includes context so that a ‘Read More’ label adds for visually impaired users ‘Read more about what is hyperlexia’
  • You can return to the homepage at any time by clicking on our Alphabet Children or Neurotastic logo in the top centre of the page
  • The search function in the top right-hand corner of the page can be used to find specific pages
  • Where you are in any given section of the website is shown at the top of the page
  • For those using screen readers, we have included inks that enable main page navigation to be skipped. These are known as ‘skip links’.
  • All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard.

Make your computer speak text aloud

Most computers have an in-built text to speech function that can be switched on. The following guide should make this work on most computers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/speak_text/computer/

There are also third-party screen-readers and text-to-speech software applications available.

Videos

Videos have not been set to play automatically on the website.

Forms

The fields in forms are clearly labelled, and errors in forms are flagged before a form can be submitted. The forms have a TAB order so that each successive press of the TAB key brings up the next field automatically. Pressing SHIFT-TAB through the fields works backwards as expected as well.

One Click Accessibility

We have used the Elementor website template which has a one click accessibility plugin. This has added a number of helpful accessibility features. A small icon on the left side of the page allows you to click it and open a toolbar to:

  • Resize fonts
  • Change page to grayscale
  • Show page with negative contrast, high contrast or light background
  • Change links to have underline
  • Change font to a Readable Font
  • Link to Sitemap / Feedback / Help pages

The Features also

  • enable Skip to Content
  • Add outline focus for focusable elements
  • Remove the target attribute from links
  • Add landmark roles to all links
  • Customiser for style adjustment

Further help

If you have any difficulty using this website, or any of our affiliated sites, please get in touch using our contact us page.

Date

July 2021

Using World Wide Web Guidelines https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#conformance 

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