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Accessibility Statement

 

National Citizen Service is committed to making this site and all of our services accessible to all users, regardless of circumstance or disability.

We proactively work to increase the accessibility and usability of this site and are working towards the WCAG 2.0 guidelines laid down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

For more information on the guidelines, please visit the WAI's website. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you have difficulty using any part of it, please contact us.

As well as working to optimise the site from an accessibility perspective we also try and ensure that our services work across all devices (desktop, tablet and mobile), and across the most common browsers and operating systems where possible - if you do experience any issues please do ensure your browser software is up-to-date.

Our work also includes using tools to ensure that images load quickly on mobile devices regardless of connection speeds to ensure an optimised experience for all users. http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/ is compatible with screenreaders and we make specific use of page titles and headings to support this functionality, as well as to improve search engine optimisation.

Increasing the text size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can easily change it easily, either on our site or in your browser settings.

To adjust your browser's settings:

Internet Explorer

1) Open the browser
2) Choose View option
3) Select Text Size from options list
4) From the next options list select Small, Medium, Large or Largest to set the text to the size you want

Mozilla Firefox

1) Open the browser
2) Hold down CTRL button on keyboard and press the + (plus) key
3) This will enlarge the text – to enlarge again, repeat procedure
4) Repeat until the text is set to the size you want
5) To make the text smaller, press CTRL on the keyboard and the - (minus) key
6) To return the text to the normal size, press CTRL + 0

Google Chrome

1) Open the browser
2) Hold down the CTRL button on the keyboard and press the + (plus) key
3) This will enlarge the text, to enlarge again, repeat the procedure
4) Repeat until the text is set to the size you want
5) To make the text smaller, press CTRL on the keyboard and the - (minus) key
6) To return the text to the normal size press CTRL + 0

Apple Safari

1) Open the browser
2) Hold down the cmd key on the keyboard and press the + (plus) key
3) This will enlarge the text – to enlarge again, repeat the procedure
4) Repeat until the text is set to the size you want
5) To make the text smaller, press the APPLE key on the keyboard and press the - (minus) key

Changing the colours

If you use magnification technology you may want to change the site colours, as white can give an uncomfortable glare. To do this, simply change the preferences in your browser.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colours at the bottom of the General tab and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.

In Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools, select Options, select Colours in the middle of the Content tab and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.

Our use of images

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include blank ALT attributes.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page will still be readable.

Useful links

The following websites have useful advice and information about web accessibility:

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