The London Business Network website contains a number of accessibility features including:
- The ability to adjust text sizes
- Alternative text for images
- The use of cascading style sheets
- Skip to content links
- Back to top buttons
Increasing text size
On every page there is a shortcut to increase the text size (see the three As on the top right of the screen). Most browsers now allow you to change the text size or set a zoom as default. You can find out more information about how to do this at www.w3.org.
Alternative texts for images
If you hover the cursor over an image on this website, you will see a text description. This is to provide further detail about an image, enhance access and to provide information if you are surfing the web with the graphics turned off or with text-only browsers.
The use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
CSS allows a website to display information in a number of different ways, enhancing the accessibility of the content. It allows content to be displayed for different reading methods, such as on-screen, in print, by voice (when read out by a speech-based browser or screen reader) and on Braille-based, tactile devices.
Skip to content link
At the top of every page there is a skip to content link. This is to further enhance the accessibility of the website, allowing users to navigate straight to the main page content without the need for scrolling. It is particularly beneficial for users utilising a speech-based browser or screen reader as it allows them to skip over navigation links which are present at the top of each page.
Back to top button
At the bottom of every page there is a back to top button. This allows a user to navigate back to the top of the page with one click and removes the need for scrolling.