To help us make the The Melting Pot website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the The Melting Pot website.
What is an accessible website?
An accessible site is one that accommodates the full range of users. Designing for accessibility therefore means accepting that, for online information, there is:
No standard information user
No standard device for browsing information
An accessible website does not exclude anybody due to:
- Their abilities
- The method they choose to access the web
- Accessible websites prioritise clear content, structure and ease of navigation over frilly aspects of design, however they also need not be visually unattractive, nor are they prevented from using the latest web technologies, provided that all information is still accessible to users.
Change text size
You may also use your browser settings to change the text size for all the websites that you visit. The technique for doing this is slightly different depending on the browser that you use:
Google Chrome: Select one of the ‘Text Zoom’ options in the ‘Customise and control Google Chrome’ menu
Internet Explorer 9: Select ‘Settings’, then one of the options under ‘Zoom’
Mozilla Firefox: Select the ‘View’ menu, then ‘Zoom’, then one of the options
Opera: Select the ‘View’ menu, then one of the ‘Zoom’ percentage options
Other browsers may also have similar options available. Please consult the documentation provided with your browser if similar options to the ones above aren’t available.