CEDR Accessibility policy
The CEDR site is currently undergoing an Accessibility review by the Shaw Trust (see link on the logo below).
We aim for a consistently high level of usability for our different audience types across our website, following best-practice accessibility guidelines.
Our commitment to ensuring accessibility for everyone
Our guiding principles for accessibility
- We use live text in appropriately marked up HTML instead of graphics or PDF documents across the site to describe the core service offering of CEDR
- During the website construction, we ensured robust testing on any colour variations to ensure the contrast between copy and the background are accessible to people with disabilities.
- All pages are built on a responsive framework i.e. changes dynamically the display according to the device it is being viewed upon e.g. smartphone, tablet, laptop/desktop computer, avoiding the need for any horizontal scrolling.
- We use a consistent navigation menu and clear signposting across the site
- We aim to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - known as the WCAG 2.1 AA Guidelines - set out by W3C where possible
- Alternative Text or known as 'ALT Tag' compliance - ALT text refers to an invisible description of images that are read aloud to blind users on a screen reader. Adding ALT text allows authors to include images, but still provide the content in an alternative to non-text content, for example, images in web pages. The cedr.com website has Alt Tags correctly applied throughout the site, meeting key accessibility guidelines.
- BrowseAloud by TextHelp: Browsealoud adds speech, reading, and translation support tools to websites. Browsealoud makes online content more accessible for people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, English as a Second Language, and those with mild visual impairments. Features include dual-colour highlighting.
To use BrowseAloud click on the orange 'TRANSLATE' logo either at the bottom right (this page) or on the top of the toolbar which looks like this:
Website appearance personalisation:
- You can resize text on cedr.com using your web browser
- You can download free software online and find out about accessibility features for a variety of systems:
- www.abilitynet.org.uk – for further information and guides about customising your computer
- www.microsoft.com/enable/training/default.aspx – Microsoft’s accessibility wizard for Internet explorer
- www.google.com/accessibility/all-products-features.html – Google accessibility tools for Google Chrome
- www.apple.com/accessibility – Apple accessibility features relating to Safari
- www.accessfirefox.org – accessibility features in Firefox and download extensions