Accessibility

Brain Tumour UK is working to meet leading standards for website accessibility, providing a website experience that is accessible to the widest possible audience.

We are constantly working to enhance the accessibility of our website and welcome your feedback at any time.

On this page

Introduction

Accessibility and disability

Flash and HTML5

Customising your computer

Customising your browser


Introduction

This website endeavours to conform with Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. These guidelines make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities. Our website has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. This means it should display correctly in current and future browsers.

While Brain Tumour UK strives to adhere to the standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We continue to explore solutions that will make the entire site equally accessible, aiming for conformance with Level AAA of the guidelines.

If you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please do contact us and we will endeavour to solve the problem or to provide the information in an alternative, accessible format.


Accessibility and disability

These sites provide information on disability rights and accessibility on the internet:

Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission brings together the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality and the Disability Rights Commission. This page gives links to information about your rights if a brain tumour disability.

Web Accessibility Initiative

The Web Accessibility Initiative is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It promotes accessibility on the web and helps set the standards that we follow.


Flash and HTML5

Your web browser, which displays the web on your computer or mobile device, may have an additional plug-in called Flash.

Flash displays animated content such as YouTube videos. Unfortunately, Flash has limited accessibility, particularly for people using screen readers. And for other reasons, Flash is excluded from some new web browsing devices, such as iPhones, iPod Touch and the iPad. 

We are starting to use HTML5 rather than Flash to make our website more accessible. HTML5 is a new version of the software language which makes your browser work. But it is not supported by older browsers.

Brain Tumour UK is working to make all its animated content compatible with HTML5. You may want to update your web browser to take advantage of this.


Customising your computer

These sites have more useful advice and information about customising your computer if you have a disability:

AbilityNet

A national charity that helps disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology. This page can help you customise your computer for better internet access.

Apple Accessibility

Advice and resources on customising your Apple computer for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and literacy and learning disabilities.

BBC - My Web My Way

This partnership site between the BBC and AbilityNet explains how you can customise your computer to make the web more accessible.

Microsoft Accessibility

Advice and resources on customising your Microsoft operating system.


Customising your browser

Apple Safari

Information on accessibility tops this list of features in the latest version of Safari for PCs and Apple computers.

Google Chrome

Information on adding extensions to Google Chrome to increase accessibility.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Step by step tutorials from Microsoft on adjusting accessibility options in Internet Explorer 6.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

Step by step tutorials from Microsoft on adjusting accessibility options in Internet Explorer 7.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

Step by step tutorials from Microsoft on adjusting accessibility options in Internet Explorer 8.

Mozilla Firefox

Information on how to change accessibility settings in Firefox. A selection of useful add-ons are also described here.

Opera

Opera's accessibility standards. Opera Tips gives links to detailed advice on using the browser with a disability.