LVSC uses the SpeakIT Plus suite of accessibility aids for our website

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.

Standards compliance

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.

PDF files

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 accessibility

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 internet.

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 have teamed up to provide great information about how to adapt your computer and web browser visit the site at