The following information highlights the various issues we have addressed with the objective of achieving a high level of accessibility.
Ensuring that the navigation is logical and consistent throughout the website
Clicking on the RNLI logo at the top of any page will direct you back to the RNLI homepage
There is a site search at the top of each page
There is a site map accessed from the bottom of each page
Content is written as clearly as possible in a clear, readable font
Headings are clear and follow a logical structure
Text can be reduced or enlarged in size. This can be done using the built-in text resize tool accessed from links at the top of every page. Please note: Our text resizing tool stores your preference on your computer. This means that whatever option you have selected remains active when navigating the site. Your preferences can be changed at any time and the settings can be returned to default using the tool.
Text size can also be changed in most browsers by using View > Text Size in the browser menu bar or using the key combination of Ctrl and "+/-".
Links are written to make sense out of context
Where applicable, links may also have title attributes which describe the destination of the link in greater detail
Links open in the same window unless otherwise stated (where the link will contain a warning either in the link itself or the title attribute of the link).
Links within content are identified by being underlined and highlight on keyboard focus
To read PDF documents you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat reader which you can download for free from the Adobe website. The Adobe website also includes further information on PDF accessibility.
All graphics and images in our website have alternative text that describes the contents or function of the image. This description will be displayed when images are turned off, on a text-only browser or as a ‘tool tip’ in certain browsers when the mouse pointer is moved over the image.
Complex images will link to a text based description of the image
Colours used on our site have been chosen so they provide sufficient contrast for all users to read the pages easily
Form fields have appropriate text labels, fieldsets and legends
Errors within a form will be flagged up before the form can be submitted
Videos have not been set to play automatically