Accessibility

SCRA is committed to ensuring that this site achieves a high standard of accessibility for the benefit of all our visitors, regardless of disability or impairment and to meet its statutory obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).

Our accessibility standards adhere to the World Wide Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0) and to recommendations set out by the e-Government Unit. Currently our site is compliant to WCAG priority 2 (Double A compliance) standard.


ROKTALK

We have ROKTALK installed on our website. ROKTALK is a piece of software which enables people with visual impairments, learning difficulties and dyslexia enhanced access to our website. In addition, it also provides translation in six languages.

It enables visitors to our website to hear written text spoken aloud in a life-like voice in six different accents and languages without the need for the visitor to download any software. In addition, it allows the font size to increase and for the colour of the screen to change to suit different visual impairments.

The best setting to have ROKTALK on is ‘auto’. This slows the spoken voice down. The manual setting is faster.

Our website has the six most requested languages for translation services within SCRA – Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Slovakian and Turkish.

You can access ROKTALK via the icon on the bottom left hand corner of the home page.


Browser accessibility features

Most browsers have built in accessibility features such as the ability to change the colour of the text, turn off images and stylesheets, increase magnification. For full details, visit the websites of the browser companies.

Microsoft
Apple
Linux
Mozilla Firefox


Increasing text size

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings.If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.

If you use Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.

If you use Firefox, go to the ‘View menu’, select ‘Text Size’ and then select ‘Increase’. You can have the same effect by using the keyboard and press the keys ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ at the same time.


Downloading documents

Documents on this website are provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF (PDF) format. The facility to download Adobe Reader is available consistently at the foot of each page of this website.


Help us make our website more accessible

If you having problems with a particular page, please contact the SCRA web administrator at communications@scra.gsi.gov.uk. It would be helpful if your e-mail contained the following:

  • the URL(s) (web-address) of the page(s) that you are having difficulties with
  • a description of the problem

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