We want everyone who visits the Durham Alert website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.
This site provides accessibility help, enabling computer users to make the most of the content and functionality on this website:
What are we doing?
To help us make the Durham Alert website a positive place for everyone, we've been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level A as the target for the Durham Alert website.
You can change the size of any text on the site by clicking on the 3 A's at the top of the screen. The smallest A decreases the font size, the largest A increases the font size and the medium A resets the text back to default.
If you cannot read any of the text at all, you can enable the speech function on your computer or there are third party extensions/applications you can download which will read the text on your screen for you.
Here is a guide on how to turn on the speech function on your computer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/speak_text/
Here is a list of third party extensions/applications which you may want to try:
Some software may not be available to you, however, the following viewers/readers can be download and installed to enable you to view certain files:
- Microsoft Word Viewer
- Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
- Microsoft Excel Viewer
- Adobe PDF Reader
- Adobe Flash Player
We have made every effort to ensure this website is cross platform and cross browser compatible. However, older browsers may not be fully supported. We encourage users of this website to upgrade to the latest version of their chosen web browser, this will not only enhance the user experience of this site but websites in general. Common web browsers can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
How are we doing?
We've worked hard on the Durham Alert website and believe we've achieved our goal of Level A accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, but if you do find any problems, please get in touch.
Let us know what you think?
If you enjoyed using the Durham Alert website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch. We'd like to hear from you in any of the following ways:
- Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us: 0115 924 5517