Accessibility policy

At Stockport Together we take accessibility seriously, and are committed to providing you with a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, inclusive of technology or ability.

We are actively working to adhere to the standards and guidelines set in regards to website accessibility and web usability for our website. If you encounter any accessibility issues with this website, please let us know at .

What is Accessibility and what does it mean?

Web Accessibility is aimed to ensure that people with disabilities can use, interact and contribute to the web. It means that whether you're using assisted technologies or have disabilities such as; cognitive, visual or auditory, you should be able to use the web. This website conforms with the guidelines set out by the Web Accessibility Initiative.

Measures we have included on our site include

Increased Text Size

Can I change the size of the font used on the website?

Yes, you can increase the text size throughout the page by clicking on the ‘Large Text’ link at the top of the browser window. The ‘Large Text’ link is useful if you have low/impaired vision. You may also do this via your browser settings if the increase is too much/little for your requirements.

Universally, browsers allow you to increase or decrease the browser text size by holding the control key (Ctrl) and pressing the plus or minus keys next to the numbers. Control and zero resets the size back to it's default.

Internet Explorer: At the top of the browser window click on the view link of the menu and scroll down to text-size. You should options ranging from smallest - largest.

Google Chrome: In the top right of your browser window you will have the menu icon (3 horizontal lines), by clicking this icon you access the browser settings menu. The Zoom option allows you to increase or decrease the text size by using the plus/minus symbols.

Mozilla Firefox: As above, in the top right of your browser window you will have the menu icon (3 horizontal lines), by clicking this icon you access the browser settings menu. The Zoom option allows you to increase or decrease the text size by using the plus/minus symbols.

Text Colour

Can I change the font colours used on the website?

Yes, if you have low vision and need to increase the contrast settings of the website, click on the ‘High Contrast’ link at the top of the browser window to access high contrast mode. All font colours are black and all background colour are white.

Alternatively you can switch your PC into high contrast mode by pressing the following keyboard keys together. The left ALT key, the left SHIFT key and the PRINT SCREEN key, doing this will shift your computer into high contrast mode (note: pressing the key combination again will revert back to default).

On a MAC the key combination for inverted colours mode is Command + Control + Option + the number 8 key. You can also access this by going to System preferences and then Accessibility.

Keyboard Navigation

Do I have to navigate the website by using the mouse?

No, as with many websites you can use your keyboard to access many of the built-in navigational features of a web browser.

  • Your arrow keys will allow you to scroll up or down on the web page.
  • The tab key allows you to move to the next link.
  • The enter key allows you to select the link.
  • Backspace returns you to the previous page.

Document Accessibility

In order to ensure that our documents are accessible to all we use the Portable Document Format (PDF) whenever possible. If you're having problems accessing any of our documents please contact us at .

Useful information about documents can be found on Adobe's website and the Adobe page on accessibility.

Downloads

All downloadable documents on the Stockport Together website are available to download straight from the website. If you require a document in a different format please contact us at .

Most PCs have the software to open documents installed, ie Adobe Acrobat Reader (for reading PDFs). If not it is available from the Adobe website. Depending on the browser you are using the default method of accessing documents is to automatically download it to your desktop. If your browser opens the document in the window you will get an option to save the document in the window. (Usually represented by a disk icon).