Accessibility – Vision Foundation

Accessibility

Date: 18 July 2022
Date of next review: 18 July 2023

Vision Foundation’s website has been designed and developed with the needs of people with sight loss and disability in mind. We’ve also taken on board international guidance and best practice on web accessibility.

We are committed to making our website as usable as possible for everyone, taking into account requirements and technology. If all, or parts, of our website are not accessible to you or the technology you use please contact us to provide feedback and we will consider this carefully: media@visionfoundation.org.uk

Accessibility benchmark

All the templates of this website have been independently tested to be technically compliant to Level A and AA of the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible websites. WCAG 2.1 explains how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformity to these guidelines also makes websites more user-friendly for all people.

Adapting your experience to your needs

We have made the site as usable as we can, but you might have an even better experience if you change the settings on your computer to suit your individual needs.

For example, you might change the site’s colours, increase the text size, or have the site spoken aloud.
For help customising your experience using accessibility features already on your computer, or by installing extra assistive technologies, try this site.

Mouse-free navigation

Users can now navigate pages using the TAB key to move through all the clickable links on a page. (If applicable, you can also use Shift + TAB to move through the links in reverse order). When selected, links will be highlighted. To click on the link, press Enter.

Exceptions

Video content – we currently don’t include transcriptions or British Sign Language on our video content, however we do include audio description and captioning.

Browser compatibility

The site has been cross-platform and cross-browser tested and is currently compatible with modern browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Edge and Google Chrome.

External links

In some instances, we link and signpost to external websites and services. We are not responsible for the content of those external websites, nor any accessible issues that arise from visiting those sites.

Requesting our content in accessible formats

We’re very happy to hear from you if you need us to provide some of our content in an alternative format to help you access it. This may include information from a page or a PDF of other non-HTML document that hasn’t been uploaded in a form that works for you. Get in touch by emailing media@visionfoundation.org.uk

Contact us

We are always looking for ways to help people get the best experience from this website. If there is information you think that should be included on this page, or if you experience any problem accessing the website then please feel free to contact us on media@visionfoundation.org.uk.