Accessibility Policy

In keeping with our policy of customers first, and our obligations under the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), we will ensure that our website is accessible to people who have visual, hearing, motor or cognitive impairments.

Making our website accessible is a core aim of Full Text Archive and we will try and ensure that it is usable with a broad range of operating systems, browsers, and specialist assistive technologies.

As a standard, we employ all the following methods to ensure our site is accessible to as many people as possible:

  • All pictures have an alternative text description.
  • Our stylesheets allow for text resizing using the View – Text Size option in the browser.
  • The website can be viewed using alternative colour schemes without changing the meaning of the page elements ensuring it can be used by visitors who find the existing colour scheme hard to read.
  • We are committed to Plain English in all our editorial content.
  • Our site has been designed without the use of tables except where we need to represent normally tabulated content.
  • The website can be navigated without the use of a mouse.
  • A non-serif font is used for body text for easier readability.
  • We use the font Atkinson Hyperligible to aid readability for those with visual impairments.
  • We do not use all-capitals for emphasis.
  • We use a hierarchy of heading markups i.e an <h1> tag for main headings, <h2> for secondary headings etc which makes it easier for screen readers to work out the structure of a page.
  • Our site can be viewed in a logical order when all styling is turned off.