The Young People’s Hub is for young disabled people and young people with special educational needs so it’s very important that everyone can use it.
We worked with young disabled people while we were building the Hub. They told us what they wanted, they gave us feedback on designs, and they tested different parts of the website.
If you have any feedback about the Young People’s Hub or would like to make some suggestions about how we could make it more accessible please contact us. You can use our contact form or email us at email@example.com
What we've done
We have tried to make the website as accessible as possible. For example, we have:
- chosen colours and text sizes that make the text easy to read
- added captions to all videos
- used alternative text on photographs and graphics where appropriate
- structured our web pages so that they are logical
- tested our content with young disabled people
- added a tool that allows you to change things like text size or colours on the website
What you can do
Everyone is different and so we can’t make the website perfect for everyone.
But there are things you can do to adapt the Hub to your needs.
- use our accessibility tool. There is an icon at the top of every page on our site that looks like this: By clicking on that you can change the text size, background colour, and font used on the website.
- set up your web browser so every website is displayed in the best way for you. AbilityNet are a charity that supports people to use technology. They have a number of guides that will help you to set up your device and your browser so that it meets your needs.
- if you use a screen reader you will be able to hear our website.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are a set of rules that tell you how to make a website accessible for as many people as possible.
The rules were created by a large group of experts that include disabled people, researchers, and technical experts.
If website designers follow the rules then the websites they create will be accessible for as many people as possible.
There are three levels of the WCAG. They are called Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.
Level A contains the basic rules. Level AA has stricter rules. And Level AAA is the strictest of all.
How we comply with the rules
We want this website to comply with Level AA of the WCAG 2.1. Most of the website does comply with those rules but at present there are a few things that do not:
- our website contains some pdf documents. Not all of those are fully accessible. We are working on making those accessible. In the meantime, if you would like a different version of those materials please get in touch and we will make a version for you.