This statement applies to content published on the opforum.org.uk domain.
This website is owned and run by Leeds Older People’s Forum, a registered company in England and Wales (#CE023712) and a registered charity (#1191030). It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:
- zoom in up to 300% without problems
- navigate the website using just a keyboard
- navigate the website using speech recognition software
- use the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
Managing page text size and/or colour
This website does not provide its own tools for managing text size or colour as research suggests users find these controls inconsistent between sites.
Instead we encourage users who wish to modify text size or colour to use the controls provided to them within their browser software:
How accessible this website is
This website has been built in accordance with current accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.1 AA) and has been tested using both automatic tools (e.g. Google Lighthouse) and user research. These tests have ensured the following:
- All text across the site meets minimum contrast requirements
- Images have written descriptions (‘alt’ or alternative text) provided wherever an image is used to communicate meaning.
- All links and buttons can be focused using the keyboard and have text labels which adequately describe their function rather than relying on icons alone for meaning.
- Links, buttons and other interactive elements have a logical ‘tab order’ to ensure keyboard navigation works as expected.
Many documents are in less accessible formats, for example PDF, and some media or audio resources are provided without transcription and/or captions.
We are working to ensure newly published documents are made available in accessible formats, and we endeavour to respond to requests for documents in alternative formats.
Providing feedback on the accessibility of our website
We recognise that accessibility cannot be reduced to a single set of guidelines, however, and understand that despite our best efforts there may be areas in which the website does not meet an individual’s access needs. We encourage you to share feedback with us regarding your experience if you believe there are areas for improvement.
If you find any problems or you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us. When contacting us please provide:
- The title or URL of the affected page or pages
- A description of the problem, for example your expected outcome versus your experienced outcome
- A brief description of the device and software you are using to access the site, including the name(s) of any assistive software you are using (if known)