Accessibility

The Energy Saving Trust is committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. We aim to comply with the spirit of the Equality Act, which from October 2010 replaced most of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), and to follow the  W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), version 2 (2008). If you have any comments about the accessibility of this site, please  contact us

 

Using the tab key

All forms on the Energy Saving Trust website have a logical tab sequence. You can also use the Tab key on your keyboard to move between links on a page. A single click on Tab highlights the next link; Shift+Tab highlights the previous link. When you use the Tab key to move between links, you'll be taken through them in this order:

  • Quick navigation
  • Portal navigation
  • Search
  • Section navigation
  • Main content
  • Section navigation
  • Page tools
  • Site tools.
 

Changing your display

For help on customising your view of this website, see the BBC's  My Web My Way and AbilityNet's  My Computer, My Way. 

We have tried to make sure our pages have enough contrast, but if any colour combination causes you problems, please  let us know.

 

Changing text size

Most browsers feature the ability to resize text on screen to suit your needs. You will usually find this option in the View menu. If you are using a modern browser and have a mouse with a wheel you can often change the size of the text (on PC or Mac) by holding down Ctrl on your keyboard while scrolling with the mouse wheel.

 

Web browsers

You may find that a more recent browser version offers more options for customising your view. Find the latest versions of popular browsers here:

 

Assistive technology

  • JAWS: screen reader
  • Lynx: text web browser
 

Links and downloads

If a link opens in a new window, this will be indicated by the alt text. Links to files (for example PDF files and Microsoft Word documents) always open in a new window. We have tried to make sure that link names are informative and and not repeated on a page.

Any document you can download from the site has a link telling you big it is and what kind it is.

  • To view PDFs, you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the Adobe website.
  • To view a Word document, use Microsoft Word, or one of the Word Viewers available free from the Microsoft site.