Accessibility

International House London is committed to website accessibility. Our website has been constructed to meet Level 2 Recommendations made by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to achieve a combination of an "A" and "AA" rating where possible.

What else are we doing to be accessible?

  • Meaningful links titles and page URLs are created throughout the site.
    These are used to aid readability, especially for visually impaired people using screen readers to access the site.
  • Cascading Style Sheets or 'CSS' are used throughout the site to layout all content which aid accessibility by screen readers.
  • All images related to the content on the site are supported by alternative text or 'alt text' which can be accessed by screen readers.
  • Using clear descriptions and calls to action on hyperlinks.
  • No use of frames, which are difficult for special browsers to display.
  • Limited use of JavaScript, which doesn't work with some browsers and screen readers.
  • Using an easier-to-read non-serif font type set against a white background in important areas of the site with no obtrusive background images.
  • No pop-ups or obtrusive advertising.
  • The use of Plain English throughout.

Additional Accessibility tools

If you want to alter the way you view our website you can do so using settings in your internet browser.

Chrome

To increase font size or to zoom:

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings
  • Click Show advanced settings
  • In the 'Web Content' section, use the 'Font size' or 'Page zoom' drop-down menu to make adjustments

Internet Explorer

To change font styles, font sizes and colours specified on the website:

  • On the browser 'Tools' menu select 'Internet Options'
  • On the 'General tab', select 'Accessibility'

To increase font size or to zoom:

  • In the browser 'Page' menu select 'Options' (or simply press 'cntrl –' or 'cntrl +' on your keyboard)
  • In Internet Explorer 7 you can simply use the 'Change Zoom Level' tool in the bottom right of your browser window
  • More changes can be made by selecting 'Internet Options' in the browser 'Tools' menu.

Firefox

To change font styles, font sizes and colours specified on the website:

  • Select the 'Content' tab on the browser 'Tools' menu and select options for fonts and colours

To change the Font Size, Page Style or Character encoding:

  • Select the corresponding options in the browser 'View' menu (or simply press 'cntrl -' or 'cntrl +' on your keyboard to decrease and increase the font)

Safari

Similar changes can be made in the Safari browser.