Accessibility

Our Ambition

To ensure that everyone can easily read and explore this website.

We recognise that the site will be viewed on a range of devices, having widely different screen sizes, with diverse operating systems and with your own choice of browser, each having slightly different functionality.

We want you to be able to fully access our website.

Our Approach

We have adopted a layout that we hope that you will find attractive. It has a distinctive look which we have made slightly different to other sites that you visit. We hope that you like it.

We have been careful while designing this website to make the text as legible and as easy to understand as possible.

We have endeavoured to make the site easy to navigate and thus to enable you to quickly learn about the “Beyond Birth Living Library” project and how you might become involved with it.

Text Size

One of the easiest ways of making it easier to read text on a screen is simply to make it bigger! All browsers allow the following:

  • If your device is “touch screen” (perhaps you are using a tablet or a smartphone), you may be able to place two fingers on the screen and then spread them, maintaining contact with the screen.

  • If your device has a keyboard (perhaps you are using a laptop) then you might be able to use “keyboard shortcuts”. For example, a number of browsers use the key combination <CTRL><+> (press and keep pressed the key marked “Cntrl”, press the “+” key and then release both keys) to make the text larger. Please check out your browser’s help pages. You can also change text size by selecting the “Zoom” menu item.

It’s usually possible also to adjust text size by changing the settings of your operating system (OS). Note however that this is likely to affect ALL apps running on your device and not just this website. Again, please check out your OS help pages.

Other sources of help with accessibility

Your OS and Browser may have other features to help making text easier to read for you. Here are some links that you might find helpful. We’re always keen to hear about further good sites that we can include in this section to help.

Linux and MS Windows

https://www.systutorials.com/google-chrome-keyboard-and-mouse-shortcuts-for-linux-and-windows/

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Accessibility 

Microsoft Edge

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-edge-save-time-with-keyboard-shortcuts/

Safari

https://osxdaily.com/2019/05/02/safari-keyboard-shortcuts-ipad/

Android

https://www.android.com/intl/en_uk/accessibility/

 

https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/6006949?hl=en-GB

iPhone

https://support.apple.com/en-euro/guide/iphone/iph3e2e367e/ios

Touch screen device

https://guide.smallhd.com/m/all_monitors/l/1148675-touchscreen-gestures

Royal National Institute of Blind People documentation to assist you

https://www.rnib.org.uk/practical-help/technology/resource-hub

https://www.rnib.org.uk/practical-help/technology/resource-hub/guides-staying-in-touch/smartphone

https://www.rnib.org.uk/sight-loss-advice/technology-and-useful-products/technology-resource-hub-latest-facts-tips-and-guides/desktop-accessibility

Reporting accessibility problems

If you find any problems or think that we can enhance the website, please email to let us know: contact@beyondbirthlivinglibrary.org

Standards

We are committed to maintaining and improving the accessibility of this website, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.