Find out how we are striving to make our website accessible to the widest possible audience
Rennie Grove Hospice Care is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We strive to adhere to the relevant standards and guidelines and undertake periodic reviews to ensure all pages on this website conform to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible websites.
Things that can help you use our website
We have made the site as usable as we can, but you might have a better experience if you change the settings on your computer to suit your individual needs. Here’s some tips which could help you.
There are free downloadable fonts available including Dyslexie and OpenDyslexic to help users with dyslexia or dyslexia-related issues. These can make our site easier to use.
Some people find it easier to move through web pages using the ‘Tab’ button on the keyboard, and using ‘Enter’ to click on links and buttons.
Zooming in makes the text and images on a web page bigger. You can use the ‘View’ menu in your browser, or you can press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ or ‘Ctrl’ and ‘-‘ on the keyboard.
Screen magnifiers let you look at small areas of the screen at a much bigger size. There are magnifiers built in to your computer. Go to your computer’s settings. You can also download other magnification programmes to install on your computer, which often have more features.
You can change the colour of web pages to increase or decrease the contrast, or to invert the colours. You can also make the font size of web pages bigger. You can do this through settings in your browser (eg Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer). Sometimes you need to install ‘extensions’ or ‘add ons’ for your browser.
With voice recognition, you can talk to your computer. You can open programmes and do other tasks using your voice. Your computer comes with voice recognition programmes. Go to your computer’s settings.
You can also download other voice recognition programmes to install on your computer, which often have more features.
Screen readers will read out menus and buttons, web pages and documents to help you use the computer if you can’t see the screen. There are screen readers built into your computer. Go to your computer’s settings.
You can also download other screen readers that have more features.
The following websites also have useful advice and information about web accessibility:
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)