Use our Accessibility Toolbar to customise your experience on The LEVEL Centre Website

Acessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. 

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website for all and our standards will be kept under ongoing review and development to ensure we keep up to date with guidelines. 

To increase our accessibility sitewide, we have implemented the Browsealoud Toolbar. This will appear on all pages as an orange symbol with the word ‘Speak’ in white. Please click on this symbol to access the Toolbar features.

  • text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
  • translation: written and spoken translations in over 100 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: customize options to suit individual needs or preferences

Browsealoud helps us to comply with the Accessible Information Standard. The new accessibility guidelines focus on the WCAG POUR Principles. If we break this down it means that information on our website should be Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust. Providing Browsealoud supports the key principles. Browsealoud v3.2 is officially WCAG 2.1 AA compliant.

For more information on how to use the Browsealoud Toolbar feature please see the video playlist below:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvSZbmGbKpCST9qUT8z12iclXj9el8xxq

 

Other Resources

If you would like to improve your own experience on your web browser, not just for accessing our site, but internet wide, then here are a few resources we think may be of use:

Use an up-to-date browser where possible

By using an up-to-date browser (the program you use to access the internet) you will have access to more options.

These are the standard browsers available to you. Each link will take you to the browsers site to download the latest version for your device.

Firefox

Chrome

Safari (MAC only)

Internet explorer

Once installed, you will be able to access each individual browser’s Accessibility settings. Each link will take you to the accessibility page for that browser:

Options in your browser

Most modern browsers all share the most common accessibility tools, here is a list of useful features:

Incremental Search

Incremental search allows you to progressively search a web page for a particular word or phrase on a page. To enable this on your browser, press and hold ALT and then tap F . This will open a box to type your search into. As you type, the matches will be highlighted on the page for you.

Spatial Navigation

Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the SHIFT key and then pressing tab will take you to the previous item.  

Caret Navigation (Internet explorer and firefox only)

Instead of  using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you can use standard navigation keys on your keyboard : Home, End, Page Up, Page Down & the arrow keys. 

To turn this feature on, press the F7 key at the top of your keyboard and choose whether to enable the caret on the tab you are viewing or all your tabs.

Space bar

Pressing the space bar on a web page will scroll the page you are viewing down to the next visible part of the page.

Text fonts

Depending on your browser, you can change all fonts on a site so they are more accessible for you. 

Guides for each browser are here:

Change Font in Firefox

Change Font in Chrome

Change Font in Explorer 

Enlarge your view

You can activate the browser zoom via these keyboard shortcuts

Zoom in Firefox

Zoom in Chrome

Zoom in Safari

Zoom in Explorer 

Options on your computer

To zoom your entire computer screen 

Apple Mac and Windows operating system both contain options to enlarge your view of your screen

Windows 

MAC

(information gathered with help from www.shapearts.org.uk)

In Summary

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. 

We welcome your input and would be glad to hear of any improvements you think we could make. If you are having any issues with accessing our content or how it is presented then please get in touch via email on info@levelcentre.com or call 01629734848.

 

Address

Old Station Close, Rowsley, DE4 2EL

Call Us

01629 734848

Email Us

info@levelcentre.com