Dyslexia Foundation Accessibility Statement
This is the official Accessibility Statement for the Dyslexia Foundation website;- www.AdultDyslexiaAccess.co.uk
If you have experienced a problem accessing or reading our material, please let us know and we will try to provide the information in a format that is useful to you. We would also welcome your feedback and ideas regarding the accessibility of our site.
All pages on this site are Web Content Accessibility Guidelines approved and comply with all priority 1, 2 and in most cases 3 guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Many accessibility features can be measured, whilst some cannot and require human judgment. We have reviewed the guidelines and believe that we have achieved compliance.
The list below shows the keyboard shortcut commands available in this site.
To use the Access Keys on your system, please follow these steps as they vary slightly across browsers and operating systems:
In Internet Explorer 6 on PC, use Alt plus the Access Key then Enter.
In Netscape 6 on PC, use Alt plus Access Key to activate the shortcut.
In Netscape 6 or Internet Explorer 5 on Mac, use Ctrl plus Access Key.
Please consult your software help option for information regarding other platforms.
- Access Key 1 - Homepage
- Access Key 2 - Latest News
- Access Key 3 - Services
- Access Key 4 - About Us
- Access Key 5 - Contact Us
- Access Key 6 - Education
- Access Key 7 - Employment
- Access key 8 - Legislation about Dyslexia
- Access key 9 - Videos
Adjusting the Text size
The text size used throughout the site is easily increased or decreased using your browser. A couple of examples of how to do this are listed below:
Changing your text size in Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Select 'Text Size' from the 'View' menu.
- Select from the list of predefined text sizes ranging from 'Largest' to 'Smallest'
Changing your text size in Netscape/Mozilla:
- Select 'Text Size' from the 'View' menu.
- Select 'Increase Font' or 'Decrease Font' to adjust the font size accordingly.
Alternatively you can adjust your text size in many browsers by holding down the 'Ctrl' key (PC) and using your mouse scroll wheel to increase or decrease your text size.
This website is best viewed with a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels. For help with changing your screen resolution, consult your operating system's online Help reference.
All pages have a tab index so that pressing the tab key will sequentially go through the links on the web page from top to bottom.
This website has been designed to conform to W3C web standards and uses valid Extensible Hypertext Mark-up Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
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What is BrowseAloud?
BrowseAloud makes websites accessible to those who require online reading support, which is 20% of the UK population. It works by reading web pages aloud in a human-sounding voice. The user simply hovers their mouse pointer over the text to hear it read aloud.
What does BrowseAloud look like?
BrowseAloud features and options are accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar (see above). You can position this toolbar anywhere on your screen or hide from view, as you prefer.
What will BrowseAloud do for me?
- Reads web pages aloud in a human-sounding voice (Includes websites, intranets, extranets, html, accessible Flash, alt tags)
- Reads secure web pages
- Reads PDF and Word documents in their original format
- Highlights each word as it is spoken to show you where you are on the page
- Magnifies text to your chosen font size and font style
- Translates word-for-word between English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
- Looks up accurate dictionary definitions
- Converts text to MP3
- Masks information on the screen to help you focus on a particular area
Who does BrowseAloud help?
BrowseAloud helps any website visitor who requires online reading support. This includes those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.
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