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At The Communication Trust we have worked hard to make our
website as accessible as possible. This includes our microsites What Works
and the Communication Commitment
If you have any comments or questions on points of accessibility
please let us
- The primary navigation links are available on all pages thereby
making navigation of the primary areas of interest as easy as
- A "breadcrumb trail" has been provided to further your
understanding of your location in the site
- We use headings sensibly to give our pages a good structure -
if you are using the Opera browser you can cycle forward through
all our headings by pressing the 'S' key or cycle backwards by
pressing the 'W' key
- All tables on this site have been written to allow screen
readers to render them sensibly
- All links can be followed in any browser, even if scripting is
- Where possible all of our links have been written so that they
can be understood out of context.
- You can change the size of the text on the web page by clicking
on the 'A' buttons in the top right hand corner. This will adjust
the size of the text accordingly.
- Our websites use relative text sizes; this means that you are
able to adjust the size of the text to make it larger or smaller
depending on your preference. For example, if you're using Internet
Explorer, you can make your default text size larger under the
"View" menu, "Text Size", "Larger" (or "Largest"). Or, if you
prefer using Firefox or Opera, you can simply hold down the Ctrl
key (Windows) or Cmd key (Macintosh) whilst pressing the '+' key to
increase the text size or '-' to decrease the text size.
Help in making your computer easier to use
Do you have trouble using your keyboard or mouse? Do you have
difficulty seeing the screen? Do you have dyslexia or communication
difficulties? Visiting the My
Computer, My Way website may help. My
Computer, My Way was created by AbilityNet. Please note: these links will open
in a new window.
All of our forms have label controls that increase the clickable
area of form items. Try clicking on the text that accompanies a
form item and your cursor will automatically enter that field. This
makes it much easier to control the small clickable items that are
often found in forms. Please note: this doesn't apply if multiple
form items only have one label e.g. date fields that have day,
month and year parts.
- We have chosen our background and foreground colours carefully
to provide as high a degree of contrast as our branding allows.
However, because our colours are controlled from within stylesheets
you are able to change many aspects of the page so that the text is
more readable for you.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support CSS
stylesheets, we have ensured that the content of each page is still
- All the images we've used include a useful alternative
description. Images that are pure decorative either have null ALT
attributes or are included through the use of stylesheets.
- Users should note that this website works best for people who
have Internet Explorer versions higher than 5.5 and other browsers
complying with the W3C standards.
- Opera is a free web browser with some useful accessibility
features. For more information or to download please visit www.opera.com.
- Our sites have been designed to produce an acceptable hardcopy
printout of the content in the browser. Please note; the printed
page will not be a faithful reproduction of the web page. We have
endeavoured to make the printed content as readable as possible and
have therefore removed unnecessary items that clutter the page and
use up your toner.
Our sites conform to the priority level 1 checkpoints of the Web
Accessibility Initiative's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Where possible, level 2 and 3 checkpoints have also been
implemented. The majority of the HTML code has been validated to
XHTML 1.0 Transitional standard using the W3C Mark-Up Validation
Service. Our sites also make extensive use of stylesheets, which
have been validated using the W3C CSS Validation Service. Our sites
are constantly updated and from time-to-time errors may creep into