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Accessibility

At Independent Women, we are striving to make our services accessible for all users, including people with disabilities. We are working towards complying with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Providing accessible information

At Independent Women, we are striving to make our services accessible for all users, including people with disabilities. We are working towards complying with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

We are continually making improvements to meet these guidelines, and our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • Our pages are designed so that they can be viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels (minimum), which is now the basic equipment for almost all users
  • The technology behind the website complies with W3C standards and makes proper use of markup and style sheets
  • The navigation system includes only text and no graphics (with the exception of the Independent Women logo)
  • Text can be increased or decreased in size on all pages
  • A site map is available to provide information about the structure of the website
  • Images that convey important information have alternative text. Where an image is used for a decorative purpose the alternative text will be left blank
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using colour
  • Titles are added to all links
  • Almost all content is searchable
  • The colour scheme provides a high level of contrast


Changing the site and font size

Please feel free to adjust the settings via the accessibility settings on the right hand side of each page of this site.

Alternatively, to make changes via your keyboard, this can be adjusted by:

  • If you are using Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari or Firefox, press “CTRL +” to increase the site size or “CTRL -” to decrease size
  • If you are using an Apple Mac you can press the “⌘ +” to increase the site size or “⌘ -” to decrease the site size


Downloading .pdf documents

To read PDF documents with a screen reader please visit the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources:
http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html


Browser compatibility

  • The standard support browser versions are:
    Internet Explorer v7.0 on Windows platforms
  • Firefox v2.0 on Windows platforms


We value your opinions.

If you have comments or questions, you can send them directly to us via our contact form.