Accessibility

 We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.   We are working to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Visionary’s site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers: using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

While we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How to make web content more accessible
Use an up to date browser

By using an up-to-date browser (the program you use to access the internet) you will have access to a much richer set of options to aid you as you navigate your way around this site.

The standard browsers we would recommend are below::

Once installed, each will bring its own selection of accessibility options and may allow further options via the use of plug-ins. For more details see the Accessibility page for each one:

 

Options on our site
Alternative style

Please use the controls in the box on the top right hand side of each page for alternative styles.

If when you use these styles and it doesn’t look quite right then please contact us.

 

Keyboard options/ short cuts / access keys

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate access key shortcuts, as shown below:


Operating system
Browser
Page
Shortcut
Windows Firefox or Chrome Home Shift + Alt + 1
Skip navigation menu Shift + Alt + 2
Internet Explorer or Edge Home Alt + 1
Skip navigation menu Alt + 2
Safari Home Command + Alt + 1
Skip navigation menu Command + Alt + 2
MacOS Firefox or Chrome Home Command + Shift + 1
Skip navigation menu Command + Shift + 2
Safari Home Command + Alt + 1
Skip navigation menu Command + Alt + 2

Browser options

Most modern browsers all share the most common accessibility tools, here is a list of useful features:

Incremental Search

Incremental search allows you to progressively search a web page for a particular word or phrase on a page. To enable this on your browser, press and hold Ctrl/Command and then tap F. This will open a box to type your search into. As you type, the matches will be highlighted on the page for you.

Spatial Navigation

Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the SHIFT key and then pressing tab will take you to the previous item.

Caret Navigation (Internet Explorer and Firefox only)

Instead of using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you canuse standard navigation keys on your keyboard: Home, End, Page Up, Page Down & the arrow keys. This feature is named after the caret, or cursor, that appears when you edit a document.

To turn this feature on, press the F7 key at the top of your keyboard and choose whether to enable the caret on the tab you are viewing or all your tabs.

Space bar

Pressing the space bar on a web page will move the page you are viewing down to the next visible part of the page.

Text fonts

Depending on your browser, you can override all fonts on the site to one that is easier for you to read. Options can be found in your browser’s settings/preferences.

Change Font in Firefox

Change Font in Chrome

Change Font in Safari

 

Font Resize
Change contrast