How are we doing?
We want everyone who visits the Disability Insider website to feel welcome and to find the experience rewarding.
What are we doing? To help us make Disability Insider a positive place for everyone, we have used the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). 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 AA as the target for the Disability Insider website.
We have worked hard on the Disability Insider website and believe that we have achieved our goal of Level AA accessibility.
We use Google ads on Disability Insider and because it is third party, we do not have control over some of the ad elements that you will come across on the website. We are working on this feature and will update this section shortly.
To have the best experience of our site, we recommend that you take advantage of all opportunities to increase accessibility and customization. Most web browsers allow the user to make the text larger or smaller and apply colour contrast. Our website has been carefully designed to cooperate with this feature at all times. The following two tips should help you:
Change text size:
- On most browsers, try holding down the Ctrl (Windows) Cmd (Mac) key and scroll the mouse wheel (if you have one), or hold down the Ctrl or Cmd key and at the same time, push the (-) or (+) key.
- Firefox and Internet Explorer – click the View menu, then select Zoom and choose to increase size or decrease size.
- Google Chrome – click the customize button (spanner icon), icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window, then select the plus or minus buttons to zoom.
Change Color Contrast
To change the colour contrast on your entire computer:
- For Windows computers, click Start then Control Panel. Select the Accessibility Options icon, select the Display tab and select the Use High Contrast checkbox. Select the Settings button to browse different color contrast options.
- For Apple computers, select System Preferences, then Universal Access. Select the Seeing tab and adjust the Display section.
To change the colour contrast of websites on your browser:
- Internet Explorer – Click Tools, select Internet options. From the General tab, click the Colors button. Deselect the Use Windows Colours checkbox and change the colour by selecting the colour swatch. Then, select Accessibility within the Internet options window and select “Ignore colours specified on web pages”.
- Firefox – Click Tools, select Options. From within the Colors tab, click the Colors button. Select the appropriate colours from the colour swatch and un-tick the checkbox labelled “Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above” and click OK.
Let us know what you think
Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing as we incorporate the relevant improvements to meet WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines all the time. If you are currently experience any issues with our website, or have questions or concerns about the accessibility of our site or need assistance in using the site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome feedback from all our users and would love to hear from you.