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 ReachDeck
Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, Reachdeck (previously known as Browsealoud) will provide the speech and reading support tools you require for free.
What is ReachDeck?
ReachDeck reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience. Features include:
- Dual-colour highlighting
- Text magnification
- MP3 maker
- Screen masking
- Pronunciation modifier
- Secure site reading
- PDF reading
- International languages
- Customised settings
Check out the ReachDeck Features Video by clicking here to find out how to use the toolbar.
Who does ReachDeck help?
ReachDeck 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 ReachDeck particularly useful.
How do I get Reachdeck?
Click on the ReachDeck panel that appears on the bottom left of this website to launch the Reachdeck toolbar, then simply click any text to hear it read aloud.
Whilst Link 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.
For example, many of our documents are in PDF format which means they can be viewed using Adobe Reader. This software is available free of charge from the Adobe Website.
The accessibility regulations don't require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services.
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.