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ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

This is an accessibility statement from Black History Month South CIC.

Measures to Support Accessibility

Black History Month South CIC takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Black History Month South:
 

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.

Speaking Websites

For Microsoft users, there is a screen reader called Narrator. It can be found and switched on in the settings on your device. 

If you use an Apple device, the application is called Apple VoiceOver, and is also found in settings.

Alternative screen reading programmes to use are: 

NVDA

Jaws Screen Reader

BRLTTY

ChromeVox

Natural Reader 

Murf

This site has been repeatedly tested using Microsoft Windows' Narrator.

Magnifying the Screen

Each page has been tested and is optimised to be usable up to 200% zoom with minimal obstructions. 

All recent versions of Microsoft Windows include magnification software. This allows you to greatly increase text size, although this will be restricted to only a small proportion of the screen. To use Windows magnifier, click on ‘Start’ then select ‘Programmes’ followed by ‘Accessories’ and ‘Magnifier’. You can then select the amount of magnification you want from the dialog box that will appear on screen.

For Apple users you can select the screen magnifier found by going to ‘System Preferences’ and selecting ‘Universal Access’.

Making The Mouse Point Bigger

You can increase the size of the mouse pointer on your screen.

 

In Microsoft Windows you do this by clicking on ‘Start’ then selecting ‘Control Panel’ followed by ‘Hardware and Sound’ and ‘Devices and Printers’. You can then click on ‘Mouse’ followed by ‘Mouse Pointer Options’ and select any changes you want.

For Apple users, click on ‘System Preferences’ and select ‘Universal Access’ followed by ‘Mouse & Track pad’. You can then make the mouse pointer bigger by sliding the Cursor Size bar.

Slowing Down The Mouse Speed

Some people find that it is easier to use a mouse at a slower speed. In Microsoft Windows, you can change this setting in the same way as you change the size of your mouse pointer. From the ‘Mouse Pointer Options’ menu just slide the ‘Select a pointer speed’ bar to slow or speed up the mouse.

For Mac users, from the ‘Mouse & Track pad’ menu you can use the ‘Tracking Speed’ slider bar to change the mouse speed.

For Windows users, click on ‘System Preferences’ and select ‘Universal Access’ followed by ‘Mouse & Track pad’. You can then make the mouse pointer bigger by sliding the Cursor Size bar.

If you are using an external mouse there should be settings within the company app or on the mouse itself to change the speed and sensitivity of it. 

Using The Keyboard To Move Around The Website

To use a keyboard rather than a mouse to navigate this site, it is recommended to pair this with a screen reader of your choice. 

Navigation is done with various keystrokes. 

For Microsoft users this page gives more details on keystrokes

This site has been repeatedly tested using Microsoft Windows' Narrator.

Access on Different Devices

For more detailed guidance on how to increase accessibility and change how your device or web browser works, we recommend the following websites:

Windows
For information about accessibility options using a Windows PC go to: 

Windows Accessibility features

Apple
For information about accessibility options using an Apple PC go to:

Apple accessibility for OSX

On an iPhone or iPad
For information about accessibility options using an iPhone go to:  

Apple accessibility for iOS

On an Android device
For information about accessibility options using an Android device go to the: 

Android accessibility help centre

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.

 

Black History Month South is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

  • Not all videos shown on this website are transcribed or have subtitles. 

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Black History Month South. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Black History Month South:

We try to respond to feedback within 2 business days.

Formal Approval of this Accessibility Statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

Black History Month South CIC
Lou Taylor
Managing Director

Date

This statement was created on 13 September 2023.

This website was reviewed 25 March 2024. 

Black History Month South CIC is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

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