Accessibility at Governance360

What is accessibility?

Accessibility is the term used to describe whether a website can be used by people of all abilities / disabilities on a range of differing digital devices.

At least 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability.  At Governance360, we are committed to treating all customers fairly and with respect, including those customers who may be in vulnerable situations or may have difficulties accessing our services. 

Our methodology and approach to standards

We design our website, application and communication services with this in mind, and strive hard to ensure we are compatible with all browsers, reading devices and other means by which our customers may access our services.  We cannot get it right on every occasion (for which we apologise), and of course if you discover something in our work that you feel needs our attention and improvement, please let us know.  We continue to try and improve at all times, for example we continually test and seek to improve our sites using well-known references sites such as that at www.webaccessibility.com.

Our work is guided by our knowledge that the way a person perceives information is affected by their ability / disability along with how they navigate between website pages. A website can only be classed as accessible if all people, including the elderly and disabled, can use it.

In terms of our standards design protocols, we attempt to follow best practice at all times, and in particular we seek to ensure that all images on the site have corresponding ALT text provided so that they can be understood by non-visual readers.  Links should also have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.

Whenever possible, links are written to make sense out of context within the pages themselves.

Further reading

The BBC provide a comprehensive guide covering how to get the most of the accessibility features and assistive technologies available for your computer, operating system and web browser. The following topics are covered:

  • I can’t see very well
  • I am blind
  • I can’t hear very well
  • I find words difficult
  • I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use

For further information please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/