We know that having a website that is accessible for everyone is incredibly important. Therefore we are committed to adhering to appropriate accessibility standards and guidelines, and to delivering a great website experience to the widest possible audience.
This policy statement outlines our UK standards of compliance, and provides additional instructions on how to make the most your visit to blplaw.com.
We want to make our website as accessible and usable as possible, so if you experience any difficulties while visiting our website, please email us.
Our aim is for all pages to meet the following standards and benchmarks:
Compliance with level 'A' of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
Use of structured semantic mark-up with a logical document outline
blplaw.com is largely compliant to level ‘AA’ of WCAG2.0, and we have set a target of being fully AA compliant in 2016.
BCLP UK will continuously work towards satisfying as many aspects of level ‘AAA’ compliance as practicable.
Recent developments completed as part of our commitment to website accessibility include:
Addition of transcripts for videos to assist hearing impaired visitors (as well as visitors without speakers or headphones) consume the content;
Update of site code to use resizable fonts;
Inserting alternative text for images to assist screen reader users and those with vision impairments to identify and make sense of images; and
Use of descriptive links to assist screen reader users and those with vision impairments to understand where in the site they are being taken to.
BCLP UK’s website content is changed frequently by several members of our team. We will provide training and regular updates to all website editors within blplaw.com to minimise possible issues and, to further ensure we maintain our level ‘A’ WCAG2.0 compliance, we are committed to completing a full accessibility audit of blplaw.com at least annually, with a target of quarterly.
For PC, click "Start", then "Control Panel". Select the "Accessibility Options" icon, select the "Display" tab and select the "Use High Contrast" check box. Select the "Settings" button to browse different colour contrast options.
For a Mac select "System Preferences", then "Universal Access". Select the "Seeing" tab and adjust the "Display" section.
On your browser:
In Internet Explorer, click "Tools", then select "Internet options". From within the "General" tab, click the "Colours" button. Deselect the "Use Windows colours" checkbox and change the colour by selecting the colour swatch. Then, select "Accessibility" within the "Internet options" window and select "Ignore colours specified on web pages".
In Firefox, click "Tools", then select "Options". From within the "Colours" tab, click the "Colours" button. Select the appropriate colours from the colour swatch and un-tick the checkbox labelled "Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above" and click OK.