North Lincolnshire Homes is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. We are actively working to ensure that this website is accessible and usable by people of all abilities.
How to get the most accessible experience from this website
Our website can be viewed on a range of different screen sizes from a mobile device such as a phone, to a desktop PC, to a television. The size of the text can be changed to suit different people using the “Large text version” button at the top of every webpage. We also have a search facility, sitemap and glossary, to help people find information more easily.
Using your web browser, you can change the size of the text on this website. You can also make other helpful changes in your browser, as well as within your computer generally.
To find out what else you can do, visit the BBC website’s My Web My Way page which provides accessibility help, enabling you to make the most of the internet no matter what your ability or disability.
This website also provides some additional tools to help you personalise it to your preferences. A “style switcher” is available on every web page. It allows you to change the text size of the web content.
It is also possible to listen to content on this website being spoken aloud. There are lots of tools on the internet which allow you to do this but we recommend BrowseAloud, so that people can choose to listen rather than read information on the site. You can download BrowseAloud for free.
In future we plan to allow you to be able to change the colour contrast of the website too.
At the present time, the website has no built in tool to support people with particular vision problems or dyslexia such as a “colour contrast switcher”. However in the mean time, please make use of the BBC website’s My Web My Way page to learn how to change your browser settings.
In addition, some of our web pages are lacking “header tags” which can help people who use screen readers navigate content on the pages by identifying the headings on them. We are working to ensure that every page has the appropriate header tag to support those who browse our site by them.
We are always looking for ways to help people get the best experience from this website. If there is information you think should be included on this page, or if you experience any problem accessing the site then please contact us.
Please note: for advice on what information to include when you contact us, we recommend you read “Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites” first, which is written by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Pages of this website are currently being tested to establish how well they conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and the results will be published on here as soon as possible. These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible websites.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make website more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformity to these guidelines also makes website more user friendly for all people.
If we need to undertake more work to ensure we meet the minimum standards, the work will be outlined on here at a later date.
Web Standards and Technologies
This website does not currently conform to W3C standards for HTML and CSS and we cannot at this stage guarantee that the website will display correctly in all popular web browsers or degrade gracefully in older browsers.
Work is currently being undertaken with a view to make reasonable steps in meeting the W3C standards for HTML and CSS within the parameters of Microsoft SharePoint 2007. See this article which explains the “out-of-the-box” limitations of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 in terms of accessibility.
This accessibility statement was issued on 07/08/2012