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Accessibility

CDS Co-operatives is committed to making sure that everyone has access to our website and its content.

Need help reading our website?  

Browsealoud on our website makes our content more accessible and gives you reading and translation support.  Try it out - it’s free!  Click on the Browsealoud image that appears on the top right hand side of our site to launch the support toolbar.  Then simply click on any text to hear it read out loud.

Browsealoud




How does Browsealoud help?

Browsealoud offers a host of reading and translation support - helping you to access and understand our website better.  

  • text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
  • translation: written and spoken translations in multiple languages
  • text magnification: enlarges text and reads it out loud
  • mp3 generation: converts selected text into an MP3 audio file
  • screen mask: blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask
  • web page simplifier: removes clutter from the screen, displaying only the main text
  • settings: customise options to suit individual needs or preferences

All the features are accessed from the easy-to-use, floating toolbar – use the cross to drag and drop it anywhere on screen.

Other Accessibility features on our site

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This site uses the Open Source Content Management System Plone and has been designed to be completely accessible and usable, working in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG v1.0). If there is anything on this site — accessibility or validation related — that is not according to the standard, please contact the Site Administration, and not the Plone Team.

Access keys

Access keys are a navigation device enabling you to get around this web site using your keyboard.

In-depth information about access keys can be found at W3C Accessibility Guidelines.

Available access keys

This site uses a setup that closely matches most international recommendations on access keys. These are:

  • 1 — Home Page
  • 2 — Skip to content
  • 3 — Site Map
  • 4 — Search field focus
  • 5 — Advanced Search
  • 6 — Site navigation tree
  • 9 — Contact information
  • 0 — Access Key details

Using access keys in different web browsers

Internet Explorer 5+ (Windows)
Hold down the Alt key, press the number or letter of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER.
Firefox, Mozilla and Netscape 7+ (Windows)
Hold down the Alt key and press the number or letter of the access key.
Firefox, Mozilla and Netscape 7+ (Mac OS X)
Hold down the Ctrl key and press the number or letter of the access key.
Chrome 3+ (Windows)
Hold down the Alt key and press the number or letter of the access key.
Chrome 3+ (Mac OS X)
Hold down the Ctrl and Option keys and press the number or letter of the access key.
Safari and Omniweb (Mac OS X)
Hold down the Ctrl key and press the number or letter of the access key.
Konqueror (Linux)
Press and release the Ctrl key, then press the number or letter of the access key.
Internet Explorer 4 (Windows)
Hold down the Alt key and press the number or letter of the access key.
Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac)
Hold down the Ctrl key and press the number or letter of the access key.
Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac)
Access keys are not supported, please use a different browser.
Netscape 6 and earlier (All platforms)
Access keys are not supported, please use a different browser.

Accessibility Statement

We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the Internet, to develop a web site that is clear and simple for everybody to use.

Validation

We have used XHTML 1.0 and CSS that conforms to specification, as laid out by the W3C because we believe that usability and accessibility must have a solid foundation. If anything on this web site does not validate correctly, please contact the Site Administration, and not the Plone Team.

We have also endeavoured to achieve AA accessibility as measured against version 1.0 of the WCAG. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective — and although we are sure that we have met them squarely, there may be instances where interpretation may vary.

 

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