Accessibility

Alzheimer's Research UK strives to make its services accessible and usable for all users. Our website has features that allow its users to find and consume the information they need in the way they find easiest.

This website has been built to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and has the following features:

General

The Alzheimer’s Research UK site is built using HTML5 and CSS 3. This creates a fast loading website that is accessible to screen readers and is usable in most browsers, including older browsers and browsers available on non-Windows systems.

Text

All text is in the document, legible and readable with good size and contrast, and appears even if JavaScript is disabled.

Text in images is avoided where possible, but is always available in the ALT tags.

We use Plain English as much as possible.

Should you need to, most browsers enable you to change the text size – you can see information for Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Opera here and instructions for Google Chrome are here.

Images and design

All images have ALT tags. Where appropriate, ALT tags provide screen reader users and those with images turned off with a description of the content of the picture.

Alternative to video

Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s Research UK does not have the resources at present to provide transcripts and audio descriptions for video content.

Browser upgrades

We have tried to make our website compatible with all browsers. However, if you are using an older browser, our pages may not be presented in the best possible way. It may help you to download a newer version of a browser.

The following are available to download for free, which may help:

Mozilla Firefox    Google Chrome      Safari      Internet Explorer      Opera

Our commitment

Whilst Alzheimer’s Research UK strives 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 will be continually working to improve the accessibility and usability of the website, but if you have any suggestions or are experiencing any difficulties downloading files or accessing a particular page please contact us.