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Accessibility Statement and Viewing Options

Should you experience any difficulty in accessing the NASUWT website, please don’t hesitate to contact the union at nasuwt@mail.nasuwt.org.uk.

The NASUWT is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

The NASUWT is always working to increase the accessibility and usability of our websites and in doing so endeavour to adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

The NASUWT uses a common accessible design throughout this web site rather than providing text only pages for disabled users and seeks to comply with Priority 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Level Double-A conformance, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (opens in new window)

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Browser compatibility

The supported browser versions for this website are:

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8
  • Firefox 2.0 and 3.0
  • Safari 2.0 and upwards

Accessibility

The website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • Our pages are designed so that they can be viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • A site map is available to provide information about the layout of the website.
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using colour.
  • A style sheet is used on our website and relative font sizes on all text with the exception of graphical text.
  • Page structure is conveyed using header elements.
  • Text can be increased or decreased in size by using the "view" option in your browser.
  • Images that convey important information have alternative text. Where an image is used for a decorative purpose the alternative text will be left blank.
  • Websites linked to by this site may not be standards compliant.

JavaScript

Where JavaScript is used, it is only used to enhance the user experience. The site has been configured to allow users access to its full range of functionality whether or not they have JavaScript enabled in their browsers.

Accessing PDF Documents

Whilst NASUWT strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

The PDF documents held on this website may not be fully accessible due to their design and colouration. Complex tables and graphics are most likely not fully accessible due to PDF document structures and limitations.

To read PDF documents with a screen reader please visit the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources. 

Should you experience any difficulty in accessing NASUWT PDF documents, please don't hesitate to contact the union at nasuwt@mail.nasuwt.org.uk

Browser text-sizing tools

Most popular browsers feature a text resizing tool in the toolbar.
This tool is also available in the menu of various browsers as follows:

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 (PC): View > Text Size
  • Firefox 3 > View > Zoom > Zoom Text Only > Zoom In
  • Opera: View > Zoom
  • Netscape 6, 7, Mozilla: View > Text Zoom
  • Safari (Mac): View > Make Text Bigger
  • Internet Explorer (Mac): View > Text Zoom

Using most browsers' built-in options you can adjust the size of text throughout this site (and any other sites which are built to allow resizing). See below for information on how to do this in specific web browsers.

Changing text size in Internet Explorer

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Text Size from the drop down menu. From here you can choose the most appropriate size for you.

Changing text size in Mozilla Firefox and Netscape

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Text Size from the drop down menu. From here you can increase or decrease the text size to suit your preference.

Windows keyboard shortcuts:
Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size
Macintosh keyboard shortcuts:
Press Cmd and + to increase the size
Press Cmd and - to decrease the text size
Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Changing text size in Safari

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller from the drop down menu.
Press Cmd and + to increase the size
Press Cmd and - to decrease the text size
Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Changing text size in Opera

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Zoom from the drop down menu. From here you can choose an appropriate percentage.

Windows keyboard shortcuts:
Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Macintosh keyboard shortcuts:
Press Cmd and + to increase the size
Press Cmd and - to decrease the text size
Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

In many of these browsers you can also change the text size by pressing the Ctrl or Cmd key and using the scroll wheel on your mouse to increase or decrease the size of the text.