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Accessibility

The internet is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives, and Headway believes that it should be accessible to everyone. We have designed this website to meet a high standard of accessibility - the W3C Web Access Initiative's AA standard. This means it is designed to help people overcome the barriers caused by their disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.

Accessible features on this site

Text resizing

All of the text on this website responds to the size set in your browser. There are a number of ways to change the size of the text. 

To do this:

  • In Internet Explorer 7 or 8, go to Page > Text size, and select your preferred size.
  • In Firefox 3+, go to View > Zoom, and then zoom in or out.
  • Other browsers may have different ways of changing text size, so check the help files for more information.
  • Most modern browsers include a 'zoom' feature, which can be especially helpful if you have problems seeing images as well as text.

Tab accessible browsing

You can browse the site using the Tab key on your keyboard, instead of your mouse.

To do this:

  • Press Tab repeatedly to cycle through all of the buttons in your browser and the links on our website.
  • Press Shift + Tab to cycle the other way.
  • Press Enter to select this link.

No images style sheet

This website will display correctly for people who choose not to display images, or who use software that cannot display them.

Non JavaScript alternatives to all functionality

Whenever a page uses JavaScript, there is an alternative way to access the feature, for instance by using standard links.

Content design

All of the pages on this site have been designed with accessibility in mind, from the headers we use to the descriptive links and alternative text for images.