Accessibility

Accessible online services

We want our website to be accessible as possible. To make our website easy to view, we've designed it where possible in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Taking time over design

We are always looking for ways to improve our website and make it easier to use. Our guidelines include:

  • Designing the site for a 1024x768 view so horizontal scrolling is not required.
  • Using meaningful ALT text for all images to provide descriptive text.
  • Using descriptive hyperlink text.
  • Avoiding the use of frames, which are difficult for special browsers to interpret.
  • Using an easy-to-see web colour scheme.
  • Using an easier to read non-serif font type, size and colour.

We are also working hard to make sure our site has useful content that is laid out in an easy-to-navigate way, taking into consideration people with speech readers

Browser support

The Family Fund website is designed to ensure a consistent appearance across all modern, standards-compliant, web-browsing software. We recommend that you use the most up-to-date web browsing software when accessing the Family Fund website to ensure you can view the site as it was intended.

Site map

The Family Fund website has a sitemap which allows you to quickly find the page you want and navigate around the site. You can quickly access this page by clicking the link at the bottom right of the page.

Making your text bigger

The majority of the text on the Family Fund website can be increased or decreased to suit your needs. You can make your text bigger in your web browsing software.

Internet Explorer 6.0 and above Under the View menu there is the option Text sizes. Change the size as desired.

Mozilla Firefox You can hold down the ‘CTRL’ key on your keyboard and press the plus (+) or minus (-) sign to increase or decrease the text size. Check your web browsing software documentation for more information.