STANDARDS COMPLIANCE AND LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
The statutory and/or regulatory directives and legislation on which this statement is based are the Equality Act 2010, W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The website conforms to Level A compliance as established by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
The initiative promotes usability and accessibility for people with disabilities. Details on the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative are available at www.w3.org/WAI.
We use header elements to structure the pages and to make information clearer.
There are several ways to navigate our site, which are via a search engine, the navigation bar or the sitemap.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the website. You can navigate most of the website using the keyboard. The following access keys are available throughout the Communisis Website:
ACCESS KEY S – Skip Navigation – Example: ALT + S
ACCESS KEY 1 – Home Page – Example: ALT + 1
ACCESS KEY 2 – Open Search Field – Example: ALT + 2
ACCESS KEY 3 – Site Map – Example: ALT + 3
ACCESS KEY 0 – Accessibility Statement – Example: ALT + 0
These Access Keys have been chosen to follow the UK Government Access Keys Standard. Wherever possible, they do not conflict with the commonly used screen reader and browser keyboard shortcuts.
Access Keys are selected in different ways in different browsers:
|Windows 7||Internet Explorer 9, 8, 7||Alt + [the access key]|
|Windows 7||Chrome 26, 25||Alt + [the access key]|
|Windows 7||Firefox 20, 19, 18||Shift + Alt + [the access key]|
|Windows 7||Safari 5.1.2||Alt + [the access key]|
|Windows/Mac||Opera||Shift + Esc + [the access key]|
|Mac||Internet Explorer||Ctrl + [the access key]|
|Mac||Firefox||Cntrl + Alt + [the access key]|
|Mac||Safari 6||Cntrl + Alt + [the access key]|
|Mac||Chrome||Ctrl + Opt + [the access key]|
Note: Some browsers do not support the numbers on the Number Pad being used as Access Keys. Therefore, please use the numbers at the top of the keyboard.
Descriptive and meaningful text equivalents are provided for all content images, graphical buttons, symbols and objects. Images are not used to represent text and all headings are styled with the help of CSS and can be resized to suit user’s needs.
The website design has been tested against colour contrast to ensure that all information is still clear. Most of the text is written as white on grey and is perfectly contrasting. The W3C recommends a standard of 500 or greater for the colour difference and a standard of 125 or greater for colour brightness. Both colour difference and colour brightness of the website meet the recommended standard. A colour code such as blue text over grey background can be achieved. For further information on how to change the colour combination on a website, please click on the below link:
Relative units have been used in markup language and CSS, therefore the website layout accommodates resizing text.
Some users might find the site easier to read by increasing the size at which the text is displayed. To do this you can adjust your browser’s settings by going to the View menu, then selecting either ‘text size’, ‘text zoom’ or ‘zoom’ and then increasing the size of the text. If you find the text on this website is too small or too large, you can change it by adjusting your browser’s settings or using the shortcuts below:
|Microsoft Internet Explorer||Go to the View Menu, select Text Size and then Larger/Largest or Smaller/Smallest.|
|Mozilla Firefox||Go to the View Menu, select Text Size and choose Increase or Decrease.|
|Google Chrome||Click the Chrome Menu on the browser toolbar. Select Settings.
Click Show Advanced Settings.
In the “Web Content” section, use the “Font size” drop-down menu to make the adjustments.
Alternately you can use the zoom options to make everything on a page larger or smaller.
- To Zoom in you can use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl and + (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) and ⌘and + (Mac)
- To Zoom out you can use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl and – (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) and ⌘ and – (Mac)
You can change colours, contrast levels and fonts and zoom in and out on both mobile and desktop versions of the website.
To Zoom on a mobile phone, the user can scale the content by using the touchscreen with two fingers to expand and contract the image or by using Ctrl and + or Ctrl and -.
There are PDF documents available to download from the website. For further information on the Accessibility Features of Adobe Reader (that can be used to view the PDFs), please click on the below link:
If you are using an alternative PDF Reader, please see the provider’s website for their Accessibility information.
This Accessibility Statement is regularly reviewed.
Last Update: April 2022.