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.
If you are applying for funding and using a screen reader, please call us on 020 4548 0939 to establish if the areas where the people involved in your project live are from fundable neighbourhoods. More information on additional support.
Standards and compliance
The pages on this website were built in 2022 to comply with a minimum standard of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG 21) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.