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Accessibility

We think that people with visual, audio and other impairments should have access to the same resources and opportunities as everybody else. This is a fundamental part of what we believe as an organisation and this is why we offer an accessible website that reflects these values.

We comply with WCAG 2.0 ‘A’ guidelines and, where possible, extend this to ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ compliance. We also test this website with real people using screen readers and other assistive technologies. This way, we make sure that we continually improve this website so that everyone can use it.

All our printed publications are available in Braille, large print and as audio versions. If you’d like to receive a copy of any publications in these formats, please email us at info@sightsavers.org

We’ve made our site as accessible as we can:

Layout

We use cascading stylesheets to our accessible website to control presentation, which means content is well structured and easy to access using assistive technology.

Images, animation and videos
If we convey any information using images, infographics or videos, we provide a text desciption so it can be read by screenreaders and assistive technologies.

Colour
We’ve designed our pages and chosen our colours to make sure our designs don’t make things difficult for people who are colour blind.

Testing
We test our content against WCAG 2.0 accessibility and with real people to make sure it meets accessibility standards.

Help with your accessibility features
You can use your browser’s accessibility features to help you read this website. Here’s how to change your text size:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Click on ‘View’ in your menu bar.
  • From the list that appears, click ‘Text size’.
  • You’ll be given a list of options ranging from smallest to largest. Select the option that suits you.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard and press the plus (+) key.
  • This makes the text larger – repeat the first step to increase the text size again.
  • If you need to make the text smaller, press Ctrl on your keyboard and the minus (-) key.

Apple Safari:

  • Hold down the Apple Key and press the plus (+) key.
  • This makes the text larger – repeat the first step to increase the text size again.
  • If you need to make the text smaller, press the Apple Key on your keyboard and the minus (-) key.

Google Chrome:

  • Click the ‘Customise and Control’ spanner symbol in the top right hand corner (Alt + E).
  • Select ‘Settings’ or, if you are using Mac or Linux operating systems, ‘Preferences’.
  • Click on ‘Under the Bonnet’ and customise your fonts and font size in the ‘Web Content’ section.

There’s a lot more that you can do with your browser, operating system and computer to improve your browsing experience. Have a look at the BBC’s excellent mywaymyweb website for guidance and step-by-step instructions.

We’d love to hear from you about our accessible website if you have feedback or suggestions about how we can make this website more accessible: email editor@sightsavers.org

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