Headway Surrey believes the internet should be accessible to everyone. We have designed this website to meet a high standard of accessibility - the W3C Web Access Initiative's AA standard. This means it is designed to help people overcome the barriers caused by their disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.
This page explains some of the features you can use on this site. It also includes some useful links to help you understand web accessibility and find any software you need to make the most of it.
Accessible features on this site
The text on this website responds to the size set in your browser. There are a number of ways to change the size of the text.
To do this:
- You can change text size on all apps in Windows 10. Find out how to change text size in Windows 10.
- You can change the text size in Safari on an Apple Mac. Find out how to change text size in Safari and Apple Mac.
- There are also features to change text size on most mobiles.
- In Google Chrome, select the settings menu and click 'Advanced settings'. Select your chosen text size in the 'Web content' section.
- Other browsers may have different ways of changing text size, so check the help files for more information
- Most modern browsers include a 'zoom' feature, which can be especially helpful if you have problems seeing images as well as text.
All of the pages on this site have been designed with accessibility in mind by Red Ant Solutions from the headers we use to contextual links and where appropriate alternative text for images.
Unlike many websites, we do not include any animations or moving images on our website, except where they are activated by the user. For instance, videos do not start until the user clicks play, and banner images do not cycle automatically. This is an important and often overlooked accessibility feature, and we are proud to exceed the standards set out by the W3C and the RNIB.
- My web my way - a comprehensive guide to web accessibility by the BBC. This site is now archived but still provides relevant information for many users.
- Web Accessibility Initiative - comprehensive information on accessibility for web developers.
Accessibility - Further endorsements
Headway Surrey are the winners of the Mayor's Gold Award for Access 2017.
Headway Surrey provides invaluable support to people with brain injuries, their specialist staff team provide a comprehensive range of building-based services - at their resource centre - where they help people in areas such as cognitive rehabilitation and the wider range of issues arising from brain injury. They also work in the community supporting people in re-establishing a worthwhile and inclusive lifestyle. The premises have been awarded the gold award for accessibility throughout their premises.
Keith Churchouse, Chair of Headway Surrey, said ‘We are delighted to achieve the Gold Award, it is a testament to us providing a positive contribution to the Surrey community and improving access and opportunities for the people and Borough of Guildford. We hope that by raising awareness of our premises and services, we will be able to help more people with brain injury’.
The award was presented by Presented by Guildford's Deputy Mayor, Cllr Mike Parsons and accepted by Keith Churchouse, Chair of Headway Surrey.