- Images have alternative text (so if you can’t see the image you can still read the text).
- Colour contrast between foreground and background is sufficiently strong.
- Text resizes according to user preference.
- Headings are correctly used (they’re not just ordinary text made to look big and bold).
- Links make sense by themselves (e.g. no instances of links that say ‘Click here’ or ‘More...’).
- Tables are used for laying out tabular information and have proper headings and summaries.
- Visual presentation is defined in ‘stylesheets’ and is not embedded in the pages.
For those familiar with the WCAG, we’ve aimed for AAA compliance but have not adhered to some checkpoints that are no longer relevant or have been demonstrated to hinder accessibility.
If you have any problems with the accessibility of this site or suggestions for improvement then please do not hesitate to contact us. We will always do what we can to make this site easier for everyone to use.
If you have a vision impairment then we recommend that you visit the RNIB website for specialist advice such as alternative screen readers, screen magnifiers and other devices that are available and can make using a computer easier and more enjoyable.
We also thoroughly recommend that you visit AbilityNet’s excellent My Computer My Way web site which provides a wealth of advice on making your computer accessible. AbilityNet also provide a free service to individuals with disabilities to assess their computing needs (call them free on 0800 269 545 for more information).
Speech-enabling this web site
Browsealoud is software that will read this web site out to you and highlight words as they are read out. It is available for Mac and PC and you can download it from the Browsealoud web site.
Accessibility definition and commitment
The RIDI is committed to ensuring that all its products and services are as accessible as possible to everyone, including disabled people. The RIDI strives to ensure accessibility in the following areas:
- How people approach buildings, get in, move around and leave.
- How people obtain our goods, use our services and facilities.
- How we communicate (internally and externally).
- For our employees.
Any difficulties in access that are reported to The RIDI will be dealt with quickly and the relevant need taken into consideration. Please contact us if you have any queries about The RIDI's work and accessibility.