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Accessibility

What are we doing?

At Weightmans, we are committed to ensuring that our website can be accessed by everyone, whatever their abilities or disabilities. This includes people with visual, hearing, mobility and cognitive impairments.

We have followed the guidance set out by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.  These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We've chosen Level AA as the target for the Weightmans website.

To confirm compliance, we have had our website audited by an agency which specialises in accessibility compliance. The site is also regularly tested using specialist software to highlight any accessibility issues and to ensure ongoing compliance.

Accessibility features

Visitors with impaired vision can access a high contrast colour scheme by navigating to the bottom of any page and selecting the high contrast scheme.

For those who prefer to read the content of the site in a larger font, the in-built features of all modern browsers can be used to increase text size. In the latest version of each of the major browsers, text size can be increased by pressing the Ctrl and + keys and decreased by pressing the Ctrl and - keys.

All our website pages contain a hidden link which can be accessed via the tab key which allows users of screen readers to skip the navigation and go straight to the main content of a page.

Links to other pages in our website open in the same window. To return to the previous page, use the browser 'back' button. Links to external sites, and to downloadable documents open a new browser window. To return to the previous window, close the new window.

Website compatibility

We have tested our website in the latest version of each of the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Safari Mobile

This site is designed to be compatible with the latest versions of the following screen readers:

  • Dolphin
  • Jaws
  • MAGic
  • NVDA
  • VoiceOver
  • Window Eyes
  • ZoomText

Get help with customising your computer

Whilst we have made every effort to ensure that our website is accessible, many users will receive the best accessibility experience by customising their computer to meet their individual requirements.

AbilityNet provides guidance about how to:

Report an accessibility issue

If something on the website isn’t working for you, please let us know so that we can help you and put in place measures to fix the issue. To report an issue, please contact:

Chris Stewart
Digital Manager
T: +44 (0)151 242 6973
Email Chris