Accessibility

Our aim is to make this website accessible to all, including those users with visual, cognitive, hearing or mobility impairments.

The site is being made compatible with adaptive technologies currently used to help people with disabilities to use computers. This includes screen-reading/magnifying software, voice-activated input software, and switch access.

If you use adaptive technology and are having problems accessing information on the site, please let us know which material you wanted to access and what the difficulty you experienced was by emailing us.

Text resizing

You can use your browser settings to change the text size for all the websites you visit. The technique for doing this is slightly different depending on the browser you use:

  • Google Chrome: Select one of the 'Text Zoom' options in the 'Customise and control Google Chrome' menu
  • Internet Explorer 9: Select 'Settings', then one of the options under 'Zoom'
  • Internet Explorer 7/8: Select the 'Page' menu, then one of the options under 'Zoom' or 'Text Size'
  • Internet Explorer 6: Select the 'View' menu, and select one of the options under 'Text Size'
  • Mozilla Firefox: Select the 'View' menu, then 'Zoom', then one of the options
  • Opera: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Zoom' percentage options

Other browsers may also have similar options available. Please consult the documentation provided with your browser if similar options to the ones above aren't available.

Guidelines

Our aim is that the MAF UK site will comply with the Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines 1.0. These are the definitive international guidelines for ensuring accessibility.

The guidelines are divided into three levels of compliance: Single-A (what you must do), Double-A (what you should do), and Triple-A (what you may do). Specifically, we are working on ensuring that the site complies with Double-A standard. This means we will meet all priority one and two checkpoints of the guidelines.

MAF UK is committed to attaining the following Web Accessibility standards:

  • To give images appropriate alternative text so that the information they contain is conveyed to those who cannot see them
  • To make the text of links adequately meaningful so that their target is clear when they are read out of context 
  • To make the language of the text plain and easy to understand so that the pages have good readability 
  • To make text resizeable by users in their browser 
  • To provide subtitles or transcripts for video content so that the information it contains is conveyed to those who cannot hear it or see it 
  • To provide transcripts for audio content so that the information it contains is conveyed to those who cannot hear it 
  • To provide controls for interactive multimedia content so that its movement can be frozen 
  • To ensure that foreground and background colours contrast sufficiently so that information is conveyed to those who have difficulty distinguishing colours. 
  • To provide a sitemap to aid those who have trouble using the main navigation system.