How we are committed to ensuring accessibility online

Consensus Support Services provide specialist, tailored support and accommodation for individuals with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs including Prader-Willi Syndrome. We support opportunity, choice and success for all individuals in our services and as such, we are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive experience for all visitors to our website too. We are continually improving the accessibility and functionality of our service and making reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010.

We believe the Consensus website meets at a minimum Level A requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2. To learn more about WCAG guidelines visit www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/

How we are meeting the requirements of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2

Text Size

Text size and spacing can be adjusted using our assistive toolbar, or by using your own browser settings.

Font Style

Font style can be changed by using our assistive toolbar, including open-dyslexic font.

Colour and Contrast

Background, text and image colours and contrast can be adjusted throughout the site using our assistive toolbar. Background colours can be removed by this function.

Images

Images have been give alternative text for use with screen readers and other assistive technology.

Headings and Subheadings

Headings and subheadings have been used throughout to provide structure and clarity to the content.

Visual Content

Video content has an option for closed-captions where possible and does not contain flashing lights. Any scrolling content can be stopped with a cursor.

Translation

Written content can be translated into over 100 languages including 35  text to speech voices via the assistive toolbar.

Screen Reading

Screen reading can be accessed by our accessibility toolbar, this can be set to automatic or by selection. Alternatively most content should be compliant with most screen-reading software.

Accessibility Issues

Consensus have been made aware that some users using keyboard-only navigation may not have full functionality of the site. We are also aware of issues with screen-readers not being able to read text featured in certain images.

This accessibility statement was reviewed 1st March 2022 and will be reviewed again by 1st March 2023.

If you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve the accessibility of our site, please get in touch with a member of the team on marketing@consensussupport.com.

 

Learn more about the ReciteMe assistive toolbar on our website

Recite Me believes in accessibility for all, allowing everyone the opportunity to use the internet in the way that it is intended.

Recite Me is a web accessibility assistive toolbar solution that allows website visitors to customise a website in a way that works best for them.

At a touch of a button, the Recite Me toolbar can be launched providing text to speech functionality, fully customisable styling features, reading support aids and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices and many other features.

View our user guides, keyboard shortcuts and FAQs to aid using the ReciteMe toolbar on the Consensus website