Accessibility features on this website
LVSC uses the SpeakIT Plus suite of accessibility aids for
our website. Just click the icon that is available on every page in
the top right-hand corner.
It provides a screen reading text-to-speech service and also
includes screen magnification and colour contrast tools, all
presented through an easy-to-use control panel.
SpeakIT Plus makes life online easier for people with
dyslexia, low literacy, impaired vision and those for whom English
is a second language. Users have the flexibility to listen to
blocks of text or to the whole text on your web pages, and to use
the screen magnifier or colour contrast adjustment tool to make
reading more comfortable.
View the online help once you have accessed SpeakIT
Plus or download our help document.
All content images used in this site include alt text.
We strive to comply with the W3C WAI's Web
Content Accessibility Guidelines and aim for our pages to conform
to a minimum of Level AA compliance.
Portable Document Format (PDF) files preserve all the fonts,
formatting, graphics, and colour of a printed document once it is
placed on a website. Several documents on our website are provided
in PDF format.
PDF file standards have improved over the years and have become
more accessible through technologies like screen readers,
navigation through the keyboard and enhanced screen viewing. The Adobe
website provides information on how best to use these features,
however you may encounter earlier versions of PDF files which are
not so accessible.
PDF (Portable Document Format)
Some material on the website is provided in PDF Format, and can
be accessed using software such as Adobe Reader. Modern versions of
PDF software, such as Adobe, have a number of features which
improve the accessibility of PDF files. However, if you continue to
have trouble reading them, variety of free online tools for
converting PDF files to HTML or text are available on the
For disability access, PDF files may be converted to accessible
web pages using Adobe's online conversion tools You will
need the URL of the file in question. This will be in the format of
the name of the link. The Adobe Acrobat Accessibility
site has more information.
My web, my way
The BBC and ability.net have teamed up to provide great
information about how to adapt your computer and web browser visit
the site at http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/