Link is committed to providing a web content that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of disability, capability or technology.
The content of this website has been designed to work towards Priority 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We aim to continually make improvements to meet these guidelines. The design and coding of the website has been implemented to support adaptive technologies (such as screen readers and text-only browsers).
You may change the display font size to your preference using your browser:
Internet Explorer users:
Select View > Text size, and then your preferred size
Mozilla Firefox users:
Select Tools > Options > Content > Fonts and Colours then your chosen size
Select Tools > Preferences > Web pages > Normal font then your chosen size
Select Safari > Preferences > Appearance then your chosen font and size
Note: other browsers may vary
Style sheets and Font colours
You may import your own style sheet to use this website:
Internet Explorer users:
1. Select Tools > Internet options > Accessibility
2. Next click on any or all of three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes
3. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format documents using my style sheet' then simply browse to your style sheet and click OK
Select Tools > Preferences > Web pages > Normal font then your chosen colour
Select Safari > Preferences > Appearance > Standard Font > then your chosen colour
You can use your keyboard to browse this website.
The 'tab' and 'shift + tab' keys can be used to navigate through links and form controls, and 'Enter' can be used to activate links, buttons, or other interactive elements.
You can also use the 'arrow' keys to expand and collapse the main menu.
To conform to W3 accessibility guidelines, cascading style sheets have been used to create the layout of this site. However, the functionality and content are independent of this technology and users may disable the default style sheets to maximise flexibility with font resizing or implement their own style sheets in their browser preferences.
Please visit the W3 accessibility guidelines and RNIB web access centre for more information.
Listen to this website with BrowseAloud Plus
Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud Plus will provide the speech and reading support tools you require for free.
What is BrowseAloud Plus?
BrowseAloud Plus reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience. New features include: Translator, Simplifier, Screen Masking for Touch Screens and the ability to personalise the settings to suit individual needs and preferences.
Other features include:
- Dual-Colour Highlighting
- Text Magnification
- MP3 Maker
- Screen Masking
- Pronunciation Modifier
- Secure Site Reading
- PDF Reading
- International Languages
More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too. For more information, please visit www.browsealoud.com
Who does BrowseAloud Plus help?
BrowseAloud Plus helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. Those with print disabilities, such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments, and those with English as a second language find BrowseAloud Plus particularly useful.
How do I get BrowseAloud Plus?
Click on the BrowseAloud Panel that appears on the <insert location here> of this website to launch the BrowseAloud Plus toolbar then simply click any text to hear it read aloud.
Support with using BrowseAloud Plus
A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud Plus:
Whilst Link strive 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 are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Link website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.