Commitment to accessibility

Accessibility and useability have been a key focus in the creation of this website. We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of location, technology or ability.

The website aims to comply with Levels A and AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 (Opens in new window) developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Using this website

PDF documents

The website contains a number of PDF documents and many in different languages. There is a known limitation within Adobe PDF and its inability to support accessible documents in the following languages:

  1. Afghani
  2. Dari
  3. Indian
  4. Iranian
  5. Pacific Islander
  6. Somali
  7. Sri Lankan
  8. Sudanese
  9. Vietnamese

Please contact us if you have any difficulties accessing downloadable documents.

Quick escape

Quick escape is designed to quickly hide the content of The Line website. The Quick escape link is located in the top-right hand side of the page and remains at the top-right side through scrolling.

Mobile devices

Our website has also been designed and optimised for mobile devices. The website has been tested on a number of mobile devices and displays will differ depending upon the type of device and its orientation (landscape or portrait mode). All functionality of the website is maintained for mobile devices.

Text resize

You can use your browser's zoom function to increase the text size. To use your browser's zoom function please follow these instructions:

Microsoft Windows users:

  • Internet Explorer 7 and 8: Either select the 'View' menu and select the 'Zoom' option or for keyboard users hold 'Ctrl' and press the '+' (plus) or '-' (minus) keys.
  • Internet Explorer 9: Either select the 'View' option from the menu bar and select the 'Zoom' or for keyboard users hold 'Ctrl' and press the '+' (plus) or '-' (minus) keys.
  • Firefox: Display the standard menus by going to the menu bar, select 'View' menu and select the 'Zoom' option or for keyboard users hold 'Ctrl' and press the '+' (plus) or '-' (minus) keys.

Mac / OSX users:

  • Safari: Either select the 'View' menu and select 'Zoom In' or 'Zoom Out' or for keyboard users hold 'Command' and press the '+' (plus) or '-' (minus) keys.

Changing the colour scheme and contrast

Different browsers will allow you to customise the colour scheme and contrast levels to suit individual needs. Helpful information on the different browsers and methods for customising the font colours and background colours can be found on the British Broadcasting Commission’s (BBC) website My Web My Way (Opens in new window).

Navigation using a screen reader

We have endeavoured to maximise the ability for users with vision impairments to use a screen reader with this website. Visitors using recent versions of screen readers can navigate using the following keystrokes:

Headings

  • 'H' to cycle forwards through the headings
  • 'Shift' + 'H' to cycle backwards through the headings
  • '1' to navigate to the next level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the next heading on this level)
  • 'Shift' + '1' to navigate to the previous level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the previous heading on this level)
  • 'Insert' + 'F6' to provide a list of all headings
  • Press the 'Tab' key to proceed through the links or 'Shift' + 'Tab' to cycle backwards through the links.
  • 'Insert' + 'F7' to provide a list of all links

Links

  • Press the 'Tab' key to proceed through the links or 'Shift' + 'Tab' to cycle backwards through the links.
  • 'Insert' + 'F7' to provide a list of all links

Skip to links

A Skip to: navigation link is provided for keyboard users so they may skip directly to the main content area of the website.  The Skip to link is accessed by Tabbing once a page has loaded. You can use Shift + Tab to reverse through to the Skip to link.

Print friendly 

Every page is set up to print out a print-friendly format - simply use the print function in your browser and the page will be delivered with correct formatting and without unhelpful page items such as the navigation.

Plain and simple language

We have tried to write the information on this web site in plain and simple language so it is easy to understand for as many people as possible.

Media Player

We currently use an ebedded version of YouTube to present videos. All videos have closed captions available and, where appropriate, downloadable transcript documents.

Contact Us

If you have any issues accessing information or require further assistance please contact us.