We have designed the AoC’s website www.aoc.co.uk to be as accessible as possible. The website is a responsive one, so should display well on all smartphones and tablets.
You can easily adjust the site in a number of ways to fit your needs.
The website is built using XHTML and CSS, according to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards. Where we do publish PDFs or other formats, our policy is to make them as accessible as possible. We try to use clear and simple language, use alternative text for all our images and have tested the colours we use in the design for contrast. We developed the design and layout of the site so that it can be used by blind or partially sighted users. It is compatible with screen readers and can be navigated without the use of a mouse or keyboard.
You can use your web browser options to choose your own colours. Depending on which web browser you are using, this can be done in the following ways:
Internet Explorer: select Tools > Internet Options > General > Colors
Mozilla Firefox: select Tools > Options > Content > Colors
Opera: select Tools > Preferences > Fonts and Page Style
Safari: select Safari > Preferences > Appearance
The text across the site is resizable.
Depending on which web browser you are using, this can be done in the following ways:
Internet Explorer: select View > Text size or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
Mozilla Firefox: select View > Text size or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
Opera: select View > Zoom or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
Safari: select View > Make text bigger or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
Chrome: select View > Zoom in or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
We continue to make further improvements and enhancements to our accessibility features according to feedback. Please let us know of any problems you may have encountered, or of any features that you have found particularly useful. You can contact us as follows:
telephone: +44 (020) 7034 9900