Accessibility

We are committed to ‘accessibility’ – making our website easy to use by people, whatever their abilities or disabilities and is accessible to the widest possible audience.

Customise your Hanfod Cymru website experience

Our website has been created to be usable immediately. You may however receive a better experience by customising it to suit your individual needs. For example you may want to:

  • make the text larger
  • get the site text read aloud to you.

Limitations of Hanfod Cymru’s website accessibility

We have worked hard on our site’s accessibility but you may find some limitations such as those below.

  • Some content may require a certain level of financial, legal or sector specific understanding because of what it is about. We always review our content before publishing to try to communicate as clearly and simply as possible.
  • Some content is in PDF format. The content in these files may not be fully tagged or in the correct order when read by a screenreader. We are looking into training and processes to create accessible PDFs in the future.
  • If audio and video content is available on the website it may not have captions or transcripts. If a transcript is not available when new audio or video content is published, we aim to add one as soon as possible afterward.
  • User generated content may lack accessibility features such as alt text. If specific problems are reported to us may be able to improve them.
  • When we link to or embed content from other websites such as Facebook, YouTube, Audioboo, Flickr and WordPress, it may not be as accessible as we would like. We use these websites because they are effective ways to reach our audiences. While we can encourage them to improve we cannot control their accessibility.
Feedback

If you find anything on our site difficult to use, tell us about it in an email to information@hanfodcymru.co.uk

All constructive criticism and positive comments are welcome and will be carefully considered.

Guidelines

When we designed, built and edited our websites, we strived to create pages that conform to Level AA or higher of the Content Accessibility Guidelines set by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). We test for compliance in-house and often commission independent, expert agencies to audit our website.

Additional support

A website created by the BBC which may help you to customise your experience can be found at My Web, My Way – it has videos and guides to help you.

On that site you can learn about your computer’s accessibility features and useful software you can install. These are known as assistive technologies.

If you have difficulty reading English, perhaps because it is not your main language or you have dyslexia, a mild visual impairment or learning difficulties, you may find it helpful to have the website text read out for you. One tool that does this for free is BrowseAloud

These standards and guidelines were developed specifically for UK audiences and for use with technology commonly available in the UK.

This statement was last updated in January 2017 and follows the advice on accessibility statements in British Standard BS.