SWR is committed to improving the accessibility of its digital content for users with disabilities.
SWR Accessibility Statement
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released a set of guidelines called Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These guidelines presently comprise the international standard for web accessibility. There are three levels of conformance (A, AA and AAA).
SWR recognises the importance of providing web accessible content to all users of our website and it is our aim is to meet conformance level A for all SWR content published on our website. In many areas, our network already conforms to a higher accessibility standard.
This page is intended to provide tips and useful information to assist users with disabilities to access SWR’s website.
We invite you to provide feedback of your experience with our sites. We take all feedback into consideration and will endeavour to respond to you within a timely manner.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How to use our accessibility features
SWR has implemented a range of accessibility features.
LISTING HEADINGS AND LINKS
In most of our pages the most important content is at the beginning of the page and structured with headings and meaningful HTML code. This allows you to create lists of headings or links to skim the page if you use a screen reader, but it also helps assistive devices to understand and process the content.
Our editors strive to attach descriptions to each image which briefly describe it if you use a screen reader or have turned off images.
When your screen reader comes across content which is visually grouped together, or content which uses icons or other images, we try to insert additional text available to screen readers to explain the content or images.
Some components of our pages are interactive, for example tabs or content that changes automatically. We attempt to provide you with a pause or stop control for such content to view it in your own time.
ENLARGING THE PAGE
You can enlarge the page using your browser. On PCs press the ‘CTRL’ and ‘+’ keys together to zoom into the page, on a Mac press the command key and ‘+’. Press ‘CTRL’ (or command key on the Mac) and ‘–’ to zoom out.
Not every page on our website will have the accessibility features we strive to offer. This is because it takes time to improve our entire network and help third parties comply with the W3C guidelines; if you find a page or section inaccessible do not hesitate to contact us so we can help you and review those pages.
Please let us know too if you encounter inaccessible documents such as PDFs. Adobe offers a free online conversion tool for PDF documents.
Please remember that our efforts to provide a fully accessible website need to be balanced against the impact that this has on SWR’s business and the nature of the service being offered. We are constantly working to review our website and, wherever practical, will improve the accessibility of our sites.
We test our sites in the browsers most of our visitors use. The current release for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines is version 2.0.