We comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) to the greatest degree we can. We believe our site and content to be AA standard and where possible we extend this to AAA compliance.
We test this website for digital accessibility using various devices, from desktop computers to smartphones, and ensure we test for both mouse and keyboard navigation and screenreading technology such as JAWS, Apple Voiceover and Microsoft Narrator.
We also work to make our PDF publications as accessible as possible, and aim to provide HTML alternatives.
We are continuing to evolve our accessibility work for the web, for print and at our events. This activity is spearheaded by our online and design team as part of the Perspectives initiative.
We’ve designed our pages and chosen colours to make sure our designs don’t make things unnecessarily difficult for people who are visually impaired or colourblind.
We use cascading style sheets to control presentation, which means content is well structured and easy to access using assistive technology.
Our brand font, Lato, is legible and readable for the widest possible group of users and have given careful consideration to how we use text throughout the site. We have also ensured line lengths and leading (the space between lines) are set to offer a good reading experience.
The operating system of your computer and your internet browser also have built-in accessibility features. For example, if it is helpful to you, you can use your browser to help you read this website by increasing the text size on your screen:
Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge
There’s a lot more that you can do with your browser, operating system and computer, tablet or smartphone to improve your browsing experience. Have a look at the BBC’s excellent My Web My Way website for guidance and step-by-step instructions.
If you have feedback or suggestions about how we can make this website more accessible, we’d love to hear from you. Email [email protected] to share your thoughts with us.
Sightsavers' Social Inclusion Group was established to help reach our goal of diversity in the workplace. It helps to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion, accessibility and disability rights.About the group