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This is the official accessibility statement for the Brandon Trust website and records the main steps we have taken in achieving this. 

The Brandon Trust website has been built with the intention of making the content accessible to the widest range of visitors;  we have considered disability and/or impairment issues in its construction. This has been achieved by adhering to best practices, such as compliance with W3C standards and seeking to continually review and improve the website’s accessibility.  In the overall visual image we believe you want to see a Website that looks like ‘Brandon Trust’ and not something which is simply a copy of other websites.  We hope you will find our website easy to use.  

As a charity supporting people with learning disabilities we understand the need to continually improve and make our site as accessible as possible.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact us

Standards compliance

The pages on this website were built in 2010 to comply with a minimum standard of WCAG AA, complying with all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The pages on this site were tested using Bobby software, and comply with the guidelines on which Bobby is based. Where test results from Bobby have indicated either a warning or a failure to comply with standards these issues have been addressed, and decisions made individually.

All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2, H3 and H4 tags for subtitles.

JAWS users can skip to the next section within pages on this website by pressing ALT+INSERT+3.

Navigation aids

All pages contain a link to the home page, and the menu system has been constructed in a consistent fashion throughout the website. The additional breadcrumb navigation system and selective quick links boxes are designed to reinforce awareness of the location of the page that is being viewed within the website, and to increase overall access to all of the information that is available.

All pages on the website include a search box which will find all pages and documents containing the search word or phrase you are looking for.  


Should you require you can make all links visible on the site by clicking the links button at the top of the page. 

Many links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail. Links are written to make sense out of context. 


All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes.  

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.   The design has considered the use of high visual contrasts at all times.  In addition there is an option to select a high contrast version of the site, which does not loose any quality or change any of the format. 

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.  

Access Keys

Our site does not use access keys at present.

Fonts & Text Size

This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.  The text size can be increased by clicking the “+” sign at the top of the page.  In addition you can increase the page font size by following these instructions (for Microsoft Internet Explorer):

  • Select 'View' from the top pull down menu options.
  • Select 'Font Size' from the View menu options.
  • Select the font size that you prefer from the list of five available options.
  • Many website visitors with impaired vision need to increase the font size from the default 'Medium' setting to 'Larger' or 'Largest'. You should be aware that although the CPS website has been built to accommodate changed font sizes, that this is not the case with all websites.


If you have any questions or feedback about the accessibility of the Brandon Trust’s website, we would like to hear from you. You can contact the Web Team on


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