Accessibility

Longhurst Group is committed to website accessibility. This website has been tested to W3C AA accessibility standard.

What else are we doing to be accessible?

  • Meaningful link titles and addresses are used throughout the site. These are used to aid readability, especially for visually impaired people using screen readers to access the site.
  • Cascading Style Sheets or ‘CSS’ are used throughout the site to layout all content, which again aids accessibility by screen readers.
  • The text on each page can be resized using different text size options.
  • All text resizing has been designed so the design remains consistent, even at the largest text size.
  • All images related to the content on the site are supported by alternative text or ‘alt text’, which can be accessed by screen readers.
  • The content element of each page has been prioritised over associated items such as menus, navigation and related links. This helps people using screen readers to access the most relevant sections of the page first, rather than scrolling through lines of code to find the text they are interested in.
  • An internal link allowing users with screen readers to skip to the main navigation featured on each page. This helps users scan page headlines using screen readers and move on to other more appropriate pages quickly.

Helping you make your computer easier to use

To find out about making your computer more accessible and easy to use, see AbilityNet. They have a range of tips and suggestions relating to accessibility issues.

Longhurst Group endeavours to make its website accessible to all internet users and to meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

We are engaged in an ongoing review of compliance and welcome input and advice from our site users, please email us with your comments.

 

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