Accessibility

If you experience problems with any part of our website please call us on 020 7749 9100 or email [email protected]

 

We want our website content to be accessible to the widest range of visitors, regardless of ability or disability. We recognise that there are many different ways people access information on the web and we try to allow for the many personal preferences which provide ease of use for individual visitors to the site. As browser technology is forever evolving, there may be times when very new or old versions of web browsers cause the website to display incorrectly. We follow best practice and endeavour to conform to standards set by W3C – the World Wide Web Consortium.

During the application process, people using screen readers will need to call us on 020 7749 9100 to establish if the areas that your project is looking to draw people from are Fundable Neighbourhoods.

 

Standards and compliance

The pages on this website were built in 2013 to comply with a minimum standard of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) as set out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – an international community that develop web standards.

This applies to all pages except those that contain embedded audio-visual content, such as videos and those that contain graphical views, such as maps. On these pages, alternative content has been provided to ensure that the website is accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

The website has been designed to enable sensible reading and navigation by screen readers and speech browsers.

Both in-page text and the web site style sheets have been coded to facilitate browser-based accessibility features such as text enlargement, zoom and Windows accessibility features. The web site has been constructed in a way that users may access all links and form fields without the use of a mouse; in other words, they will be able to browse the site using only the keys of a standard PC or Apple Mac keyboard.

 

Navigation aids

All pages include links to the home page, about us, community and contact us sections. The sitemap provides users with an overview of the main areas and subject matter of our website. Users can move around our website using access keys.

 

Visual design 

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable. 

 

Images 

Where possible, all images carry alternative text descriptions.

 

Adobe PDF documents 

All downloadable documents are provided in PDF format. You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them; this is free to download from the Adobe website. 

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

 

Using Browsealoud

Browsealoud is a free piece of software that can be downloaded to read aloud website content, including attachments like PDFs and Word documents. Browsealoud is especially helpful if you find reading large amounts of text on screen difficult, for example it can benefit people with literacy and visual impairments, or people whose first language isn't English. As you move your cursor over words, they are spoken aloud. Browsealoud is free for you to use; you just need to download the program onto your own computer. You can use Browsealoud on PCs and Macs.

Lots of other websites, such as Google and the BBC, also use Browsealoud so once you've installed it, you'll be able to listen to these websites, too.

You can download Browsealoud to your own computer by visiting:

Download Browsealoud

 

If you are using a computer in a public space, such as a library, you can ask a member of staff if their computers are speech-enabled.

 

Further information on accessibility

For more information about customising your computer for accessibility visit the AbilityNet website. 

Making your computer easy to use – AbilityNet

 

 

You have already completed an application for funding, are you sure you would like to submit another application? You should only submit another application if it is for a different project. If you want to amend an application that has already been submitted, please call us on 020 7749 9100.

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