How accessible is the resource?
The Social Work Toolkit comes with several options for alternative modes of learning and navigation and has been developed in line with W3C guidelines. Students can proceed through the learning content using a screen reader and keyboard navigation only if required, or read through a text only description of the activities if preferred. There are also transcripts to support professionally recorded audio files.
If there are accessibility tools that you use that would help you use this resource, but are currently not compatible please do contact us. We have striven to make the resource as accessible as possible, but there may be occasions when we can further improve our accessibility.
Does the resource allow me to change my browser settings?
The resource has also been designed to allow personalisation of font sizes, colours and background colour changes via your browser preferences.
How can I increase or decrease the font size on the resource?
The resource allows you to customise the font size to suit your personal preferences. Most browsers will allow you to change the font size. For example, in Internet Explorer, you will find this in the 'View' and 'Text size' menu options. You may also need to select the 'Ignore font sizes specified on webpages' option in 'Accessibility', within 'Tools' and 'Internet Options' to give you full control. Most browsers have a similar font size change feature, usually somewhere in the 'View' menu. Please see the help section in your browser for more details on customisation.
You will not be able to increase the font indefinitely as some larger font sizes will cause overlapping in some of the page elements. If you need a larger font size than is available you could try using the zoom controls within your browser.
How can I change the font or background colour of the resource?
The resource allows you to customise the font colour or background colour to suit your personal preferences. Most browsers will allow you to change these colours. For example, in Internet Explorer, go to 'Tools' and 'Internet Options'; select the 'Colours' button under appearance. Uncheck the 'Use Windows colours' box to work through and change colours to suit your preference. You may also need to select the 'Ignore colours specified on webpages' option in 'Accessibility', within 'Tools' and 'Internet Options' to give you full control.
Most browsers have a similar colour change feature, usually in the 'Tools', 'Options' or 'Preferences' menus. Please see the help section in your browser for more details on customisation.
Can I use a screen reader with the resource?
Yes, content is accessible using a screen reader. Jump links have been included on the resource so you can skip common navigation elements of pages, and access the main content on each page.
Can I use a keyboard to navigate through the resource?
Yes, the resource has been designed to allow navigation with a keyboard as well as with a mouse.
Is alternative text for images provided?
Yes, alternative text for images is included to aid your understanding.