Two Rivers Housing is committed to achieving accessibility in all areas of its business, where possible.

We aim to ensure that, as a minimum, our site meets the AA Standard and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Any feedback we receive relating to the accessibility of the site will be considered and appropriate action will be taken to improve it, wherever reasonable and practical to do so.

Accessibility features

Features of the site that have been designed with accessibility in mind include:

  • Information is set out to enable screen-readers to read the content – including correctly ordered and formatted headers, bulleted lists and correctly marked-up data tables.
  • The site’s Hyper Text Mark-Up Language (HTML – the written code that makes up the website) and the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS – the code that determines the style of the sites) are valid according to the World Wide Web Consortium’s automated checks.
  • Users can increase and decrease text size using the text sizing buttons in the page header.
  • There is also a built-in zoom-in or zoom-out feature within more recent browsers (including Firefox, Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome etc). Please note this facility increases or decreases the entire display size, not just the text. This could possibly cause the content, and particularly images and videos, to become blurred, if zoomed extensively. In the majority of browsers ‘Control +’ can be used to zoom-in, and ‘Control -‘ to zoom-out. ‘Control 0’ sets the display back to the default size.
  • This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified ‘text size’ option in visual browsers.

Navigation aids

A link to the Home page is included within each page via the consistently applied top menu bar. There is also a site-wide search box.

The ‘breadcrumb trail’ is a navigational aid which runs underneath the top menu header on every page of the website. Breadcrumb trails show a particular page’s location within the website and help to demonstrate the page’s relationship to higher level pages.

Plain English

This website has been written in plain / jargon-free English to make it easier for all users to understand its content.

Access keys

Because of the potential conflict with keyboard shortcuts already designated by assistive technologies, browsers and operating systems, we have chosen not to use Access Keys for this site.

Report an accessibility problem

If you would like to report an accessibility issue that spoils your access to and enjoyment of the site, please use our enquiry form to send your comments.