We want everyone who visits the jst.org.uk website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so try and adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
What are we doing for standards compliance?
Whether you access the JST website through sight, touch or speech, we want it to work as best as possible for you. The Jubilee Sailing Trust is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
To help us make the jst.org.uk website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.
How are we doing?
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen to comply with the priority 2 guidelines (Level AA) as the target for the jst.org.uk website. Whilst we strive to achieve our goal of Level AA accessibility for the whole website we realise there are some areas that still need improving. The following information explains what we’re doing to make that happen.
We hope the website looks vibrant and interesting, but not at the expense of clarity.
We have tested colour contrast ratios and default font sizes for accessibility. You can adapt the website to use larger text and higher contrast colours via your browser or operating system, if you prefer.
Issue: 1.4.3: Contrast (Minimum)
Solution: We are looking to tweak some of our colours to match the necessary contrast ratios. Contact us if you need help.
1.2.1: Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded)
1.2.2: Captions (Prerecorded)
1.2.3: Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)
Issues: No transcripts for videos.
Solution: We will work towards adding transcripts to all videos. Contact us if you need help.
We know that the technical requirements and visual design are just part of the picture.
The JST website has been built with the user in mind. This means that every page has a purpose, and speaks directly to the people who need to access it.
We have refined the structure of the website with the help of our members, with the aim of making it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need. And we have tried to write each page so that it is as clear as it can be.
How do I make the text bigger so that it is easier for me to read?
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.
- Using Chrome, go to Settings > Zoom and select the size you want.
- Using Internet Explorer, go to View > Text size > and select the size you want
- Using Firefox, go to the View menu, select Zoom and then either Increase Ctrl + +, Decrease Ctrl + – or Normal Ctrl + 0.
- Using Opera, View > Zoom > and select the size you want
What are PDFs and how do I read them?
PDF stands for Portable Document File. You need a plug-in called Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files which you can download for free from Adobe’s website. Users who have concerns about accessibility should visit Adobe’s accessibility website. Recent versions of Acrobat Reader have a Read Out Loud facility, which can be found under the View menu.
Let us know what you think
If you enjoyed using the jst.org.uk website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch as we would like to hear from you.
Use our contact form or call us on +44 (0) 2380449108