This is the official accessibility statement for the Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities website.
The Westminster Society’s website has been built with the intention of making the content accessible to the widest range of visitors, regardless of disability or impairment. This has been achieved by adhering to best practices, such as compliance with W3C standards.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.
This accessibility statement records the main steps that we have taken to accommodate the needs of disabled people:
Help to read our website
We have added the world-leading digital inclusion software, Browsealoud, to our website – making our content more accessible with reading and translation support.
Click on the Browsealoud icon that appears on the bottom of the website screen to launch the support toolbar. Then simply click on any text to hear it read out loud. This is free to use.
How does Browsealoud help you?
Browsealoud offers a host of reading and translation support – helping you to access and understand our website better.
All the features are accessed from an easy-to-use, floating toolbar – allowing you to drag and drop it anywhere on screen.
Watch the Browsealoud Features video to see Browsealoud in action.
Visit support.texthelp.com, the dedicated support portal from Texthelp – the makers of Browsealoud.
All pages contain a link to the home page, and the menu system has been constructed in a consistent fashion throughout the website. The additional breadcrumb navigation system is designed to reinforce awareness of the location of the page that is being viewed within the website, and to increase overall access to all of the information that is available.
Many links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail. Links are written to make sense out of context.
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes. Complex images include inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable (old browsers will display the page without CSS).
This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
The most common visual browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer and we have provided the following description of how to change your font size display in MSIE version 6:
Many website visitors with impaired vision need to increase the font size from the default “Medium” setting to “Larger” or “Largest”.
You should be aware that although the Westminster Society website has been built to accommodate changed font sizes, that this is not the case with all websites.
Some visually impaired web users need to take further steps to make websites visible. Internet Explorer and many other browsers enable you to specify your own Cascading Style Sheet that will override the styling of the websites that you view. This will give you full control of the visual appearance of the text in websites. You can find out more about specifying your own CSS file by using the Help function within your web browser software.
The pages on this website have been built to comply with a minimum standard of WCAG AA, complying with most priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
The pages on this site have been tested using the W3C Markup Validation Service, and comply with the guidelines on which this is based. Where test results from the W3C Markup Validation Service have indicated either a warning or a failure to comply with standards these issues have been addressed, and decisions made individually to justify the best approach to compliance.
All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2, H3 and H4 tags for subtitles.
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The Westminster Society is calling for health equality for people with learning disabilities to ensure they have access to regular Covid-19 testing, and that vaccines are made available on an equitable basis alongside people living in elderly and nursing care facilities.
Our CEO has written to Helen Whately Minister of State for Social Care asking for a change in policy – please see her letter here.Read the letter to Helen Whately