We want as many people as possible to be able to use the Transformation Information website and we have therefore used our best endeavours to make it accessible, following the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to AA standard.
Listed below are the steps we have taken to achieve this, but we know this list is not exhaustive. If you experience any difficulties with our site, please get in touch and we'll do what we can to make it easier for everyone to access.
The Transformation Information website has been developed to support a range of current web browsers and operating systems, plus previous versions of Internet Explorer (8, 9 and 10), Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
The content of the Transformation Information website is keyboard friendly, and the Tab key can be used as the main method of navigating pages. It is screen-reader friendly and is developed using semantic markup and headings within the HTML to reinforce the meaning of all content. We've avoided using access keys to create shortcuts to common pages, as they can often interfere with the default keyboard shortcuts of modern browsers.
All content has been arranged logically and we have taken care to use plain English. We have also tried to make all instructions within the site as clear as possible, using descriptive links to tell you where you are going when you click on them.
Colour has not been used as the sole means of communicating or labelling information anywhere within the site. All colours used have been carefully selected and tested using industry-standard tools to ensure they provide a good level of contrast between foreground text and background colours and images. In addition, the site design has also been checked using colour blindness simulators to ensure that the content is easily navigable for people with deuteranopia and protonopia visual impairment.
Where we use images, we always include alternative text to describe the images so that those people who cannot see the image can read the text using a screen reader.
The Transformation Information site has been designed with simple graphic elements to make sure it loads as quickly as possible. There are certain other factors outside of our control that may impact on how quickly the site responds on your individual device, including the amount of traffic on the Internet at the time, your Internet Service Provider's performance and the speed of your individual connection.