Accessibility

Horizon is committed to providing a web content that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of disability, capability or technology

The content of this website has been designed to work towards Priority 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We aim to continually make improvements to meet these guidelines. The design and coding of the website has been implemented to support adaptive technologies (such as screen readers and text-only browsers).

Font sizes

You may change the display font size to your preference using your browser:

Internet Explorer users:

Select View > Text size, and then your preferred size

Mozilla Firefox users:

Select Tools > Options > Content > Fonts and Colours then your chosen size

Opera:

Select Tools > Preferences > Web pages > Normal font then your chosen size

Safari:

Select Safari > Preferences > Appearance then your chosen font and size

Note: other browsers may vary

Style sheets and Font colours

You may import your own style sheet to use this website:

Internet Explorer users:

1. Select Tools > Internet options > Accessibility
2. Next click on any or all of three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes
3. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format documents using my style sheet' then simply browse to your style sheet and click OK

Opera:

Select Tools > Preferences > Web pages > Normal font then your chosen colour

Safari:

Select Safari > Preferences > Appearance > Standard Font > then your chosen colour

Keyboard Navigation

You can use your keyboard to browse this website.

The 'tab' and 'shift + tab' keys can be used to navigate through links and form controls, and 'Enter' can be used to activate links, buttons, or other interactive elements. 

You can also use the 'arrow' keys to expand and collapse the main menu.

Layout

To conform to W3 accessibility guidelines, cascading style sheets have been used to create the layout of this site. However, the functionality and content are independent of this technology and users may disable the default style sheets to maximise flexibility with font resizing or implement their own style sheets in their browser preferences.

Please visit the W3 accessibility guidelines and RNIB web access centre for more information.

Listen to this website with Browsealoud

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, Browsealoud will provide the speech and reading support tools you require for free.

What is Browsealoud?

Browsealoud reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience. Features include:

Dual-Colour Highlighting

  • Text Magnification
  • Translator
  • MP3 Maker
  • Screen Masking
  • Pronunciation Modifier
  • Secure Site Reading
  • PDF Reading
  • International Languages
  • Customised settings

Check out the Browsealoud Features Video by clicking here to find out how to use the toolbar

Who does Browsealoud help?

Browsealoud helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. Those with print disabilities, such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments, and those with English as a second language find Browsealoud particularly useful.

How do I get Browsealoud?

Click on the Browsealoud Panel that appears on the <insert location here> of this website to launch the Browsealoud toolbar then simply click any text to hear it read aloud.

Support with using Browsealoud

A full range of support services are provided for Browsealoud:

Web:     www.texthelp.com/browsealoud

E-Mail:   support@texthelp.com

Tel:        02894 428105

Exceptions

Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing this website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.