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Accessibility

We have built this site to conform to W3C standards for HTML and CSS, and we strive to achieve AA accessibility rating against the web content accessibility guidelines 1.0/2.0 (WCAG). This means our site will be viewable by the widest range of devices both now and in the future.

Below are a number of additional notes and recommendations to visitors of our website who are using assistive technologies or mobile devices, or who may have restrictions on the use of Javascript due to company policy or device limitations.

Screen readers and PDAs

Navigation and content is available even if you do not have Javascript activated. We have built into our site a 'skip links' tag for standard screen readers to offer users an option to skip directly to the content of the page if they so choose.

Access Keys

Access Keys provide a quick way to navigate around the site without using a mouse, and on this site are based on the UK Government Access Keys system. The keys are used in conjunction with Alt or Ctrl and Enter keys which vary depending on your browser.

  1. Hold down
    • 'Alt' key if using Internet Explorer or Google Chrome for Windows
    • 'Alt & Shift' key if using Mozilla / Firefox
    • 'Shift' and 'Esc' together if using Opera (note Opera ignores numeric Access Keys)
    • 'Ctrl' if using Firefox or Safari on a Mac
  2. And simultaneously select a key from the list below
    • 0 - Accessibility details
    • 1 - Return to homepage
    • 2 - What's new ( blog )
    • 3 - Site Map
    • 6 - Help ( support form )
    • 8 - Terms & Conditions
    • 9 - Feedback form
    These keys have been selected so as not to conflict with those in use by assistive technologies such as JAWS, Supernova and HomePageReader.
  3. Press 'Enter' if using Internet Explorer for Windows PC - other browsers go to the page immediately.

These keys have been selected so as not to conflict with those in use by assistive technologies such as JAWS, Supernova and HomePageReader.

Press 'Enter' if using Internet Explorer for Windows PC - other browsers go to the page immediately.

External sites

CIVIC is not responsible for the content or accessibility of other sites linked to from this website.

Problems accessing this website

We want to make this website as accessible as possible. Please get in touch to let us know if there is anything we could do to make it easier for you to access it.