Accessibility

Lions Hearing Dogs is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us.

Page structure

Site navigation

The site navigation appears on the left side of all pages except the home page. The navigation items are displayed as a list of links.

Content

The main content appears to the right of the site navigation on all pages except the home page.

Footer information

At the bottom of the page are links to our accessibility (this page), contact us, privacy policy and disclaimer pages.

Links

The content of all text-based links has been written clearly and concisely to aid users with assistive devices.

Images

Concise text alternatives have been provided for all content-related images. Images that are purely decorative have not been given text alternatives.

Colour

Colours have been chosen to provide good contrast between text and backgrounds. We have avoided colour combinations that are known to cause difficulties for people with vision impairment.

Text size

Resizing text in Internet Explorer

If you are using Internet Explorer, you can change the font size by selecting the ‘View’ menu item and then selecting the ‘Text Size’ option (see the image below). Internet Explorer offers five size options (largest, large, medium, smaller, smallest). When you change this setting it will be remembered for all web sites that you visit.

If you are using Internet Explorer 7, you can hold down the CTRL key and press the plus (+) or minus (-) keys, which will increase or decrease the entire page.

Resizing text in Firefox

If you are using Firefox, you can change the font size by selecting the ‘View’ menu item and then selecting the ‘Text Size’ option. Unlike Internet Explorer, you are not limited to five sizes – you can continue to increase or decrease the text size as needed. Firefox users can also hold down the CTRL key and press the plus (+) and minus (-) keys to increase or decrease the text size.

Resizing text in Apple Safari

If you are using Apple Safari, you can change the font size by selecting the ‘View’ menu item and then selecting either ‘Make text bigger’ or ‘Make text smaller’. You can increase or decrease the text size as needed. Safari users can also hold down the COMMAND key and press the plus (+) and minus (-) keys to increase or decrease the text size.

For further information about text size in browsers, try the YouTube movie ‘How to resize text – a visual guide’, developed by accessify.com.