It is important to us here at the Hospice to ensure our website as accessible as possible for all use. Our website has features that allow its users to find and consume the information they need in the way they find easiest.
This website has been built to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and has the following features:
The Mary Stevens Site site is built using HTML5 and CSS 3. This creates a fast loading website that is accessible to screen readers and is usable in most browsers, including older browsers and browsers available on non-Windows systems.
Text in images is avoided where possible, but is always available in the ALT tags.
We use Plain English as much as possible.
Images and Design
All images have ALT tags. Where appropriate, ALT tags provide screen reader users and those with images turned off with a description of the content of the picture.
Alternative to Video
Unfortunately, Mary Stevens Hospice does not have the resources at present to provide transcripts and audio descriptions for video content.
We have tried to make our website compatible with all browsers. However, if you are using an older browser, our pages may not be presented in the best possible way. It may help you to download a newer version of a browser.
The following are available to download for free, which may help:
Whilst Mary Stevens Hospice strives 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. We will be continually working to improve the accessibility and usability of the website, but if you have any suggestions or are experiencing any difficulties downloading files or accessing a particular page please contact us.