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
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.
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.
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/