Accessibility

The OLLIE Foundation are committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of disability or impairment, can access and benefit from the resources and information on our website.

In accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) [2.1 or 2.2], we have implemented various features and practices to make our website user-friendly and accessible to all. 

Our aim is to be WAI WCAG level A compliant as a minimum, striving to meet AA where possible. We are continually working to make usability improvements to the website for all users. In some instances, content and functionality may be dependent on third party providers. Below is a guide outlining the accessibility features and tips for navigating our website effectively.

Keyboard navigation:

  • our website is designed to be fully navigable using only a keyboard. You can use the Tab key to move between interactive elements such as links, buttons, and form fields. Press Shift + Tab to navigate backward
  • use the Enter key to activate links and buttons
  • access the main navigation menu by pressing the Tab key until it is focused, then use the arrow keys to navigate through the menu options.

Descriptive alt text:

  • all images on our website are equipped with descriptive alternative text (alt text). Alt text provides a textual description of images, making them accessible to individuals using screen readers or those with images turned off.

Clear and consistent layout:

  • we maintain a clear and consistent layout throughout our website to ensure ease of navigation for all users
  • headings and subheadings are used to organise content hierarchically, aiding users in understanding the structure of the page.

Colour contrast:

  • we have carefully chosen colour combinations to ensure sufficient contrast between text and background colours. This makes content readable for users with low vision or colour blindness.

Text resizing:

  • users can easily resize text using their browser settings. Press Ctrl and the plus (+) key to zoom in and Ctrl and the minus (-) key to zoom out. Press Ctrl + 0 (zero) to reset to the default size.

Accessible forms:

  • forms on our website are designed with accessibility in mind. They include clear labels, instructions, and error messages to assist users in completing them accurately
  • field validation errors are presented in a clear and descriptive manner to help users identify and correct mistakes.

Video accessibility:

  • videos on our website are captioned to ensure that individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can access the content
  • where possible, we provide audio descriptions for visual content to assist users who are blind or visually impaired.

Accessible documents:

Any downloadable documents, such as PDFs, are provided with accessible features, including text recognition, proper headings, and tags for screen readers.

You can find out more about how to configure the free Adobe Reader software to obtain greater access to PDF files by visiting the Adobe site.

Download Adobe Reader for free

Further information:

The BBC’s ‘My web my way’ website provides further information on how to make your browsing experience easier. This includes advice and help for those who may benefit from making changes to their browser, operating system or computer to be able to view the web in a more accessible way.