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Accessibility

We have aimed to create sites that are available to everyone including those with sight, audio and motor impairment restrictions. This website has been built to comply with the W3C's WCAG 2.0 Guidelines Level A and where possible Level AA.


• We aim to use a web font so all text is easy to read
• We have appropriate alt tags for images to convey information
• We ensure that navigation through our websites works in a consistent way
• We do not rely on just colour as the only way of giving information
• We avoid the use of images of text wherever possible, and provide equivalent text links that consist of images.


Here are a few helpful ways in which you can start using the website more easily.

Enlarge text and images on the site
On a PC:

1. Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press '+' to enlarge.
2. Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press '-' to reduce.
3. To reset hold down 'Ctrl' and press '0'.
On an Apple Macintosh computer hold the 'Cmd' (Apple) key instead of 'Ctrl'.

Browser Accessibility Options

Each browser has different methods for font size, formatting, and screen color options:

Google Chrome accessibility options, under the Chrome Browser Resources section
Internet Explorer accessibility options
Mozilla Firefox accessibility options.

Keyboard Access

Most browsers let you skip from link to link using the Tab key. The current link will be highlighted. To move backwards, hold down Shift and press the Tab key.
We do not use access keys as they may interfere with keyboard controls of browsers and screen readers.


Content

The content has been written and formatted to make it accessible. For example:
• Headings highlight sections of text (a h1 starts the content area of each page)
• Links use meaningful text
• Forms can be navigated using the tab key.

Layout

The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all of the presentation and layout.
As a result screen reader users can use the screen reader's navigation key to get around the site. If you are listening to the site, menus are grouped together in a more logical fashion.
Supported Browsers
We try to develop in a way that whatever browser you use, you should be able to access core information on our site.
Popular browsers (based on our site's usage statistics) are fully supported. If you are using an older browser, we may not be able to give you full visual and interactive richness.


Contact

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the site, or have any comments, please email broker.desk@architas.com

 

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