The Chartered Institute aims to provide a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. Our website has been designed and developed with the needs of people with sight loss and disability in mind. The Chartered Institute is committed to designing, testing and delivering all content on the website to WCAG 2.0 AA compliance where possible.
The standards we test against are taken from the technical standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
We try our best to ensure our site works with a range of technologies, but we can’t commit to testing every browser version with every version of assistive technology, nor testing on every operating system version or mobile handset type.
We focus on testing with modern browsers and more recent technology, as they are the most commonly used and provide the best accessibility support for the user.
We always try to write in plain and simple language, to make sure our stories can be enjoyed by as many people as possible.
We only use alternative text (or alt text) for images where an image conveys essential information for the meaning of the page. Where an image is purely decorative, we don’t use alt text as doing so can create extra “noise” for people using a screen reader.
We’re always working to make improvements to the accessibility and usability of the website. We want to ensure everyone can access and use our website in the way that works best for them.
If you experience any accessibility issues while using our website or require content in alternative formats, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.