Accessibility

The Youth Sport Trust is committed to delivering a website that is usable and inclusive. We strive to uphold these principles and objectives to comply with the Web Content Accessible Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0). The content on this website, implemented with our web technology, should be usable on all widely-used recommended browsers and be accessible to all users regardless of their ability.

This website contains downloadable documents which can be opened using Adobe Acrobat. Adobe pdfs can be made larger or smaller to suit the reader and version 7.0 (and above) has an audio facility so that the document can be 'read' to the user. If other formats are required, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements. Download Acrobat Reader

Please note: certain combinations of fonts, typefaces and background colours can sometimes make text more difficult to read.

Changing the appearance of the screen

You can alter the accessibility of these pages by changing the on-screen appearance of the text and background on most recommended browsers. Below are some suggestions. Please note that all are reversible and do not affect images.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

To apply the font and colour changes listed below:

  1. On the View/Tools menu, select Internet Options
  2. On the General tab, select Accessibility
  3. Make sure that each of the three formatting instruction boxes are ticked

Changing the font

Using a sans serif font (such as Arial), rather than a serif font (such as Times New Roman) can make text easier to read.

  1. On the View or Tools menu, select Internet Options
  2. On the General tab, select Fonts in the Proportional and Fixed-width font lists
  3. Select the fonts you would like to use

Displaying text larger or smaller

You can increase or decrease text size using the text size option in the View menu. Certain combinations of fonts, typefaces and background colours can sometimes make text more difficult to read.

You can change these settings by choosing your own colour scheme. Black text on a yellow background gives the greatest degree of contrast.

  1. On the View/Tools menu, select Internet Options
  2. On the General tab, select Colours
  3. Select the tick box labelled Use Windows Colours
  4. Select Text, and the colour you want, then Select OK
  5. Select Background, and the colour you want, then Select OK

To remove images

  1. On the View or Tools menu, select Internet Options
  2. On the Advanced tab, scroll down to Multimedia
  3. Select Show Pictures to remove the tick
  4. Select Apply, and then select OK

To change the size of the window

  1. Select Full Screen on the toolbar

Mozilla Firefox

Displaying text larger or smaller

Select View and use the Text Size control to increase or decrease font size, or:

  1. Click on Tools and then Options
  2. Select Font and Colours in the General section
  3. Choose the font options you want
  4. Select OK
  5. Select OK to close the Options window

To change text and background colour

  1. Click on Tools and then Options
  2. Select Font and Colours in the General section
  3. Select your preferred text style options
  4. Select your preferred colour options from the Text and Background box
  5. Deselect Use System Colours
  6. Select on OK
  7. Select OK to close the Options window

To set these colours as your browser default, click on Always use my Fonts and Colours.

To remove images

  1. Click on Tools and then Options
  2. Select Web Features
  3. Deselect the Load Images option
  4. Click on OK

If you have any problems changing your browser settings, use the Help menu in your browser toolbar.

Apple Safari

Displaying text larger or smaller

Select View and use the Make Text Bigger control to increase font size. To reduce font size, use Make Text Smaller. Alternatively, hold down the Apple key with '+' to increase font size and '-' to reduce.

Accessibility standards

The Youth Sport Trust website conforms to level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and is compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets. As the website grows and changes, a continuous checking system ensures that it continues to conform to the guidelines and standards.

Browser support

Windows

  • Mozilla Firefox 3 +
  • MS Internet Explorer 7 +
  • Opera 9 +
  • JAWS 7.10
  • Browsealoud 6.0

Macintosh

  • Mozilla Firefox 3 +
  • Opera 9 +
  • Safari 3.0 +

Other browsers

This website has been designed to support different browser and operating system combinations. If you are not using one of the browsers above you should be able to access the site and use the pages, but it might not display the site as designed, nor provide you with the best experience of using the website.

Upgrading browsers

We would recommend upgrading your browser as far as your computer allows. Later versions of browsers often have higher levels of security and better functions.

Screen resolutions

You can set your computer to display different screen resolutions. Youth Sport Trust has been designed to work best in 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.

For information on adjusting the display resolution, please try the help files in your operating system or consult the manufacturer's website.