Accessibility

Accessibility

Vista recognises the need for the website to be accessible to all. We have implemented a number of features to make this website easy to use, especially for users with disabilities.

This website aims to conform to Level A standard of the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. It also includes many features found in AA sites such as colour considerations and easily resizable fonts. We will continue to make improvements and make sure this website conforms to these guidelines.

Style sheets

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser supports it, style sheets can be disabled or over-written to customise the appearance of the website, to your preference.

Font sizes

You can change the font size of each page to your preference through the browser.

  • In Internet Explorer: select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
  • In Firefox: press CTRL + to increase font size and CTRL – to decrease. CTRL 0 will reset sizes to default.
    Forms

Labels are used to assist access to form fields. All forms follow a logical tab sequence.

Tables

Tables are used to display tabular data. Tables are not used for general site layout. This means our tables are being used in a correct and meaningful manner.

Colours

The site has been designed to be easy to read through its colour combinations.

Links

We have worked hard to ensure that our links are meaningful, and some links are explained in greater detail by using a title attribute.
Scripting

JavaScript is used on the site to improve usability. All pages and processes are still accessible and usable if JavaScript is disabled or unavailable.

Browsers

This website has been built to the latest standards to support the following browsers:

Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 10+

The site has also been built to work in most modern mobile browsers and screen sizes.

Standards compliance

Our pages aim to conform to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This standard is endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and the Disability Rights Commission .

Our pages use valid HTML5 and CSS. To ensure code quality and that standards are maintained we are committed to checking this on a regular basis.

We are striving to meet our obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 with respect to the provision of services online. http://www.drc-gb.org/

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