The People’s Network website has been designed to reflect website
design guidelines recommended by the World
Wide Web Consortium(http://www.w3.org/),
for UK Government websites(http://www.e-envoy.gov.uk/webguidelines.htm) and eGovernment
which is a requirement of all public sector bodies. The
site currently meets AA requirements of the Website
Accessibility Initiative(http://www.w3c.org/WAI/) with
plans to improve on this.
The following features are designed to make this site more accessible.
'Skip navigation' is the first link at the top of each page which if
selected means you can jump straight to the main content to avoid tabbing
through navigation options which appear at the top of each page. This
feature is useful for people who are accessing the site using a speech
Access keys allow keyboard or speech reader users to have quick and easy
access to all the main areas of the site.
If you are using a Windows Operating System press the 'ALT' key with
the access key to highlight the link. Then press 'Enter' to select your
If you are using a Macintosh computer press the 'CTRL' key with the access
key to automatically link to your chosen page.
The following access keys are used on this site:
- S - Skip navigation
- 1 - Homepage
- 2 - About us
- 3 - Sitemap
- 4 - Contact us
- 5 - Enquire
- 6 - Discover
- 7 - Read
- 8 - Accessibility
- 9 - Terms and conditions
Please note that some browsers do not support access keys.
Alternative text on images
Care has been taken to provide images on this site with brief and meaningful
('Alt' text ) for
those people who have chosen or are unable to view images.
Advice on browser accessibility options
Settings within your browser can be changed so that the appearance of
a web page suits your personal viewing needs. The process
for changing your settings varies according to your browser
type and version. The following provides a summary of how
to change your settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator.
For Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers
- You can make changes to colours, fonts and text size
if you go to the Tools menu in your browser; select Internet
Options; then the General tab to make your selections.
- You can prevent graphics from appearing on your web
pages by going to Tools; Internet Options; Advanced tab;
Multimedia heading; then remove chosen graphics options;
click Apply and then OK.
- You can change the size of your browser window by
going to View; Full Screen, or simply press F11 on your
keyboard which does the same thing.
For Netscape Communicator browsers
- To enlarge text, go to the View menu; select Text
Zoom; then choose font size.
- To make any other changes (such as text font, colours
and background colours, preventing images from loading)
to your browser settings, go to Edit; Preferences.
Plans for improvement
We have made a commitment to continually improve this site and its services
to enhance its accessibility. This includes carrying
out testing with people who have disabilities to highlight
areas which need improvement.
Development work is already underway to improve the accessibility of
the Enquire service. Refer to Access using a speech reader
For further information or assistance please contact email@example.com.