Accessibility

We recognise and value the provision of information on this web site in a style and layout which is accessible to all, regardless of ability, technology or disability.

What is an accessible web site?
An accessible site is one that allows a full range of users to access and use it. There is:

  • no standard information user, and
  • no standard device for browsing information

An accessible web site does not exclude anybody due to:

  • their abilities, or
  • the method they choose to access the web

Accessible web sites prioritise clear content, structure and easy navigation.

The web: access and inclusion for disabled people
Most of the leading websites around the world are failing to provide the most basic accessibility standards for people with disabilities. 97% of websites did not provide even minimum levels of accessibility. We are continuously trying to make our website as accessible as possible. Please email us if you have any suggestions or comments on wuu2@salford.gov.uk.  

AbilityNet - "adapting technology, changing lives"
AbilityNet provides free information and advice, individual assessment of technology needs, the supply of assistive technology with free support, a programme of awareness education, and consultancy for employers on system and workstation adaptations.

Find out more about AbilityNet by visiting www.abilitynet.co.uk

How we make our site accessible
We ensure as much as possible that the language used to write our web pages, XHTML, is valid. Most pages on the site will successfully pass tests by online validators such as the one at http://validator.w3.org/.

Is the text on your screen too large or too small?
Our default text size is approximately 12 points. You may find that on your screen the text is either too large or too small for your personal needs. You can change the size of the font:

  • Internet Explorer: Select the 'View' menu (at the top of the screen), and select one of the options under 'Text Size'. The default setting is Medium.
  • Mozilla Firefox: Select the 'View' menu, then select Increase, Decrease or Normal.
  • Netscape: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Text Zoom' options. Other browsers may also have similar options available. Please check the user guide provided with your browser to find out how to change text size for your system.

Printer friendly version
We have developed the site so that when you find a page you wish to print out, only the page content will be printed rather than the site navigation options and graphical layout.

Any problems?
Please let us know if you notice any problems or you have any comments about the page by emailing wuu2@salford.gov.uk