Information on accessibility

Carers Trust is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. This website has been designed to comply with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines to at least Level A and has been built using W3C standards for HTML and CSS.

Whilst we strive to meet or exceed accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website, for example in user generated content. We will continue to seek out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Matter website, please don’t hesitate to contact us via web@carers.org.

Text Size

Change the text size by following the instructions given below for your browser:

  • PC - Internet Explorer 11,from the menu bar underneath the search field, select View then Text size
  • PC - Internet Explorer 7,from the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and then Text size
  • PC - Internet Explorer 6, from the top menu bar, select View and then Text size
     
  • PC - Other browsers

  Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +

  Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press –

  • Mac - all browsers

Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +

Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press –


Colours

The background and text colours of the site have been chosen to ensure a clear contrast, however you can also change the default colours via the settings in your browser. If you choose to use the custom wallpaper functionality, this may affect the accesability of the site.

Forcing web pages to use your preferred colours in Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer. Click on "Tools," then "Internet Options.
  • Click on the "General Tab," then the "Colours" button.
  • Uncheck "Use Windows Colours."
  •  Chose the colours you would like for Text, Background, Visited and Unvisited. Click "OK."
  • Click on the "Accessibility" button. Check the "Ignore Colours Specified on Webpages" box. Click "OK" twice.

Forcing web pages to use your preferred colours in Firefox

  • Open Firefox and click on "Options," then "Options again."
  • Click on the "Content" tab then the "Colours" button.
  • Choose new colours for the Text, Background, Unvisited Links and Visited Links.
  • Next, uncheck the box "Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above" and click "OK" twice to Save your changes.

Images

All images used on this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

PDF Files and screen readers

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. If you do not already have this installed on your computer, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free. If you have difficulty reading a PDF file via a screen reader, Adobe have a free online conversion tool to convert the documents into HTML or ASCII text, which can be read by many screen reading programs. Use the online PDF conversion tool.

Video

This website site includes video files which we hope will enrich your experience. Videos are made  avaliable from Vimeo and YouTube, by embedding the code in to posts.

Note:

We aim to make this site accessible to everyone. If you are having problems accessing information on the site, please email us at web@carers.org and let us know:

  • which material you wanted to access
  • the problem you experienced
  • the browser you were using to view this page