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We are committed to communicating in a way that is easy to understand
Our website visitors are a broad audience, potentially including anyone who is interested in finding out about 1st4sport Qualifications. We want to help as many people as possible find the information that they need.
Research shows that even people with the highest literacy levels prefer easy to read content. They say it allows them to understand more quickly. That's why we try to make all our content easy to read, regardless of who it is specifically aimed at.
The 'Recite Me' Toolbar
We have added the 'Recite Me' web accessibility and language toolbar to make our website accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible.
The toolbar includes:
- text to speech functionality
- fully customisable styling features
- reading aids
- a translation tool
- 35 text to speech voices.
This is to help anyone with an impairment or disability, including those with conditions like sight loss or dyslexia, to access this website in a way that is appropriate and achievable.
With the capacity to translate our web content into over 100 different languages, it also ensures that we can meet the needs of anyone who doesn’t speak English as their first language.
General Accessibility Features
Click into the tabs below to find out more the accessibility features incorporated into this website.
We write in Plain English by using short sentences and straight-forward vocabulary.
We include meaningful alternative text for all images to describe them or their function.
This is especially useful when listening through a screen reader and are generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.
We write all text links in a way that ensures that they make sense when they are read out.
We are moving away from PDF downloads and migrating content to web pages. However there are some exceptional cases where PDFs are neccessary.
For more information about PDF accessibility see the Adobe website accessibility section.
The text on our website has been styled so that you can easily change the text size using your browser settings.
For more information and help about changing your browser settings please visit the BBC's My Web My Way pages.
Most of our text is a dark colour on a white background. Where we've put white text on a dark colour to highlight key points, we make the font large enough so that it is easy to read.
In the future, we're aiming to make sure that transcripts or subtitles are available for our audio and video content.