Rowcroft Hospice is committed to ensuring that this website is as intuitive and accessible as possible.
We have included all the accessibility features you would expect but if you encounter any barriers or have suggestions about how we can improve the accessibility of our website, please contact us at [email protected]
Changing your web browser settings
All modern web browsers provide functionality to make the screen easier to read. The links below provide instructions on how these settings can be adjusted.
- Increase the size of text in your browser (external site)
- Change the fonts in your browser (external site)
- Change the text and background colours in your browser (external site)
- To make your computer speak text aloud (external site)
Accessibility features of our website
Each page is designed so that it is still readable and clearly structured if your browsing device doesn’t support style sheets.
Text is concise and written in plain English. Layout has been carefully considered to make text as easy as possible to read and scan read on screen. Headings, bullet points, block quotes and other forms of text formatting have been used to present text clearly. You can adjust the size of text by adjusting the settings in your web browser.
We have chosen colours that provide a good contrast between the text and its background.
Colour hasn’t been used as the only way to identify any information.
Images have been used in several different ways throughout the website.
For each image a text alternative is provided either describing the image’s context to the page or describing the image itself.
Navigable links can be used to reach all parts of the website by using your keyboard. By using your tab key you will be to move from link to link. There are no sections of the website that can be only displayed by the use of a mouse action.
To help with navigation we have provided breadcrumb trails throughout the site.
Each text link uses wording that describes where the link will take you, it will be concise, unique and meaningful.
Page titles are unique to each page and provide a good indication of what the content relates to. This helps you to keep track of where you are in the website and also makes it possible to distinguish between pages when you have more than one tab or window open in your web browser.
Headings are used to provide an overview of what each section of the page is about, they are used in a logical order and bring structure to the page.
When using a screen reader you can:
- Use functions to jump from header to header
- View all headings as a list so you can jump to the particular one of most interest
Form fields are clearly laid out and well positioned in a logical order with instructions at each stage. Forms can be completed without the use of a mouse.
A site search facility is available throughout the site to help you find information.
Audio and Video
Information presented in video or audio will have a caption or transcription where appropriate to offer the same information to people who are unable to see or hear.
To view PDF files you will need to be either using a browser that supports PDFs or have software installed on your device such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from their website.
We comply with the accessibility standards and guidelines set out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
All pages aim to comply with WCAG AA.
All pages aim to validate as HTML5, and use CSS3 for visual presentation.
All pages use structured semantic markup.