Accessibility Policy

Updated 14 March 2018

Accessibility is the term widely used to describe how easy it is for ALL visitors to read, navigate and interact with website content.

Our Website

Our aim is to make our Company's websites (www.wynchco.uk and www.joomlers.uk) easy to use by everyone who interacts with them.

And we undertake to do our best to address and resolve any accessibility issues which may from time to time be brought to our attention.

For Example

Each website offers a hidden SKIP NAVIGATION link at the top of the screen to enable users of screen readers to jump straight to the main content on any one page. See for yourself when you select the TAB key followed by the ENTER key when you first land on a web page). 

Our choice of colour contrast (or textual content colour combinations), easy to read fonts and punctuation throughout reflects the importance we place upon the provision of content that is accessible to all.

We adhere to the 'three click rule' in an effort to provide a website navigation structure that is both intuitive and logical.

Each website employs a responsive custom WYNCHCO template design to enable visitors to easily read, navigate and interact, regardless of the device (phones, tablets and PCs) or screen size being used.

Tables are only ever used in our website to display content which requires presentation in a tabulated form.

We aim at all times to write website content that is concise and easy to understand. To this end we write using simple English, short sentences and short paragraphs. Every sentence ends with a full stop.

Forms used in our website follow a logical tab sequence and make use of labels to identify the input required.

We periodically test web pages using the Google Chrome Vox screen reader.

Read more: Google ChromeVox .

 

Assistive Technology

Whilst we endeavour to make our website accessible to everyone we would encourage you to personalise the accessiblity settings of your web browser and computer to meet your individual needs.

The BBC website offers useful advice for how to:

  1. use your computer's accessibility features, or
  2. install assistive technologies.

Visit: BBC My Web

Tell us what you think

We welcome feedback and undertake to do our best to address and resolve any accessibility issues which you bring to our attention.

Contact: Customer Support.

Accessibility and WYNCHCO Website Designs

Our company's websites (www.wynchco.uk and www.joomlers.uk) are created using a WYNCHCO website deisgn.

Each WYNCHCO website design is created using the Joomla!® 3 Content Management System and a custom WYNCHCO template design.

Custom WYNCHCO template designs aim to comply with the:

  1. general requirements of WCAG 2.0 Level A, and
  2. specific requirements of WCAG 2.0 Level AA in respect of textual content colour combinations.

3rd Party Extensions

Wherever possible we aim to recommend 3rd Party Joomla! Extensions which improve accessibilty.

Exemplar Content

WYNCHCO website designs incorporate exemplar content to demonstrate how text and images can be displayed in an accessible format.

UK best-practice accessibility guidelines

UK Equality Law

UK equality law requires that companies and other organisations take reasonable steps to ensure that as many disabled people as possible have full access to goods, services and places of interest.

This legislation extends to the provision of information and services via the internet.