This website has been developed to comply with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to ensure effective support for users requiring accessibility features. Below are some key features of support:
Access keys have been setup to allow keyboard navigation to main parts of this website. They are as follows:
h : Home page
f : Feedback
s : jump to page content
0 : How we can help
1: Information and support
2 : About Us
3 : News
Use of access keys differs from browser to browser - see below:
|Internet Explorer||[Alt] + accesskey||N/A|
|Chrome||[Alt] + accesskey||[Alt] + accesskey||[Control] [Alt] + accesskey|
|Firefox||[Alt] [Shift] + accesskey||[Alt] [Shift] + accesskey||[Control] [Alt] + accesskey|
|Safari||[Alt] + accesskey||N/A||[Control] [Alt] + accesskey|
|Opera||Opera 15 or newer: [Alt] + accesskey
Opera 12.1 or older: [Shift] [Esc] + accesskey
Breathing Space is committed to providing a website that is usable and accessible to all. In accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the following non-compliances:
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
What is BrowseAloud?
BrowseAloud reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience. New features include:
- screen masking for touch screens
- the ability to personalise the settings to suit individual needs and preferences.
Who does BrowseAloud help?
BrowseAloud helps people that:
- require online reading support
- simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it.
Those with print disabilities - such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments - and those with English as a second language also find BrowseAloud particularly useful.
How do I use BrowseAloud?
You can launch the BrowseAloud toolbar by clicking the 'Listen to or translate this page' link at the top of each page.
After the toolbar launches, highlight, or click, any text to hear it read aloud.
Using settings on your browser you can use your own stylesheet to affect the presentation of text and images throughout the site. Each browser supports this feature in a slightly different manner. Instructions on how to create a stylesheet are outside the scope of this website, but there are a number of free tools available on the web to help you create your own.
The font size of this website can be adjusted to your preference via settings on your browser. This differs from browser to browser. Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then a text size. In Firefox select View, then Zoom In or Out.
This site is designed to operate with most modern screen readers to ensure that navigation and content is delivered in a manner that is consistent with the written form.