Accessibility

We believe that our website offers a great opportunity for our residents, partners, peers and others to find out information about us and use our services. We are therefore very keen to make sure it is accessible to all.
 
During the construction of the site we consulted with residents about its ease of use and benefited from the input of people with experience of visual impairment.
 
For more information on changes that can be made to your preferred browser to make sure you are viewing the site in the most appropriate way for you, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/ or visit http://www.abilitynet.org.uk/myway/

Text size

Wherever possible we have used 12 point font size. If you wish to change the size of text you can click the orange boxes with the letter A in them. You can also change settings in your web browser. Go to the “View” menu and then select “Text Size” or “Text Zoom” to see the options available in your browser.

Colours

You can change the colour of the background and the text of the site.
 
In Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the “Tools” menu and select “Internet Options”. Click the “Colours” button to set your preferred colours. Then click the "Accessibility" button and tick the box "Ignore colours specified on web pages".
 
In Mozilla Firefox, go to the “Tools” menu and select “Options”. In the “Content” section, select “Fonts & colours”.

Audio

We have installed 'Browsealoud' so that visitors with a visual impairment, dyslexia or literacy difficulties can choose to listen to pages.

Translations

Translation into multiple languages is available through the direct link to Google translations.
 
On the home page, this is located in the bottom left hand corner.
 
On all other pages, this is located in the column on the right hand side.

Accessibility standards

This site is designed to meet Priority 2 accessibility checkpoints as specified by the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (or “AA” or “Double-A” compliance).
 
Wherever possible we have tried to meet the Priority 3 level to maximise accessibility.
 
Some files such as Microsoft Word of Adobe Acrobat files may be harder for some people to access. If you have a problem accessing these or any other information on the site, please email us at info@hastoe.com and we will help.

Problems with the site?


The most common cause of this is the software you are using. We have tried to make the site as accessible as possible, however you will need a browser of version 4.0 or above. You can download these from the Internet free of charge (Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator are the most common ones). If you resize the page in your browser and the text/images go out of position, clicking the 'reload' or 'refresh page' buttons at the top of your browser window will put them back in place.
Downloading Adobe Acrobat files

When you click on the underlined wording of an Acrobat File the file will automatically download onto your computer. To read an Acrobat file you have to have the program 'Adobe Acrobat Reader' installed on your computer - if you have you just double-click the downloaded file. If you don’t have the program you can download it for free from Adobe's web site - http://www.adobe.com/

 

 

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