Our commitment to how we have made our website accessible for you
Quick facts on worldwide disability
- 13% (962 million people) worldwide, 1 in 8 people are aged 60+ years old.
- 10% (528 million people) worldwide, 1 in 10 people show some signs of dyslexia.
- 3% (253 million people) worldwide, 1 in 33 people have a vision impairment.
- 25% of people, 1 in 4 adults in the U.S.A. and European Union have arthritis.
- 15% of people aged 15+ worldwide are illiterate.
- 25% (12 million adults), 1 in 4 people in the U.K., cannot complete basic online tasks.
Why make life more difficult than it already is?
For more information read our paper Information on Different Categories of People for Graphic Communication, Website and Information Designers Including Free Reusable Infographic. There is also a freely reusable infographic summarising all the statistics that you can use copyright free, to share on social media or use on website accessibility statements.
How to zoom-in to text and graphics on this website
Visit our Increase Size of Information and Customise webpage to find out how.
Overall graphic communication design
We aimed to make the overall graphic communication design accessible and usable, that builds on best practice guidelines and research. We have also structured this website into clear parts.
We aimed to make the written content as easy-to-understand as possible, expanded abbreviations, and tried to use easier‑to‑understand words. This website however, does use some specific industry terminology, and we need to look into how to explain them better (this issue has been addressed, see the Updates heading at the end of this webpage).
If you cannot read this website because the text is not written in a language you understand:
- Visit the Google Translate webpage (this link already has our website address put in for you).
- In the right/bottom panel, select the language you want the website translated into.
- In the right/bottom panel, click/tap on the blue underlined link to our website, that will automatically translate this website into your chosen language.
Our webpages pass many of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 requirements at levels A, AA and AAA. We also used the WAVE Web Accessibility Tool, done testing using the ChromeVox screenreader software, and the VoiceOver accessibility option on a Mac.
Other accessibility features of this website include:
- Logical and consistent coding and sectioning for webpage code and design.
- Logical and consistent navigation for keyboard users.
- A skip navigation link for screenreader and keyboard users.
- We also conformed to the A11Y Project Checklist (in December 2019).
- Relevant and descriptive alt tags for images.
PDFs [Problem Document Files]
We self-host a few PDF files and we are aware they are not very accessible. We have tried to give our self-made PDFs the best technical chance of good accessibility, even when exporting from the source file. We have also tried another solution to make the PDFs accessible, however this area has many bugs around it, unfortunately.
Desktop browser compatibility
This website has been cross-platform and cross-browser tested on Windows and Mac operating systems and currently works fine in the following internet browsers:
- Firefox, version 65.
- Chrome, version 72.
- Safari, version 12.
Please note: you may experience issues with older versions of these website browsers. Best advice is to use the most up-to-date internet browser (Firefox or Chrome) for Windows or Mac.
Mobile browser compatibility
This website has been tested on a range of mobile phones and currently works fine using the setups below:
- iPhone 8, iOS version 12, Safari 12.
- iPhone 7, iOS version 12, Safari 12.
- Samsung Galaxy J3, Android version 8, Chrome 74.
Please note: you may experience issues with older versions of mobile website browsers. Best advice is to use the most up-to-date internet browser (Firefox or Chrome) for your mobile device.
- April 2023: more content and text editing throughout the website.
- June 2022: we have used a new editorial style throughout this website, that is a mix of Title Casing (Kinross, 2016), the 7th Edition Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2022), and our own custom style. We have decided to trial it and see how it works.
- April 2021: we have used tooltips for the industry specific terminology used throughout this website. We feel this is a fun and much better solution than using nothing, and goes a long way to improving plain English and clear language. We have also added an Increase Size of Information option, at the bottom right-side of the yellow navigation bar at the top of webpages, that shows you options for increasing or decreasing the size of all information on our website. And last but not least… we have done extensive text editing and worked on Plain English and clear language issues.
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Accessibility statement date
April 2023. Previous updates: June 2022, April 2021, December 2019.