Accessibility

Schools Go Smarter aims to make this website accessible to as wide a range of users as possible. Here we explain how we try to carry this out. You will also find some useful tips for browsing the site.

 

Accessibility on this site

The standard font used throughout the site is Arial for easy legibility.

Wherever possible, we use text instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages and increase your control.

All images, where appropriate, have an alternative text attribute.

A link to details of how to contact us for further information offline is provided from every page.

The style of navigation remains consistent through the website.

 

Text size

Some users might find the site easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you can adjust your browser's settings by going to the View menu, then select 'text size' or 'text zoom' or 'zoom' and increase the size of the text. Many browsers also feature in-built shortcuts to facilitate easy operation.

 

Changing colours

Changing the site’s background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site.

Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colours and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.

If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘Tools’ menu, select ‘Options’ and select the ‘Font and Colours’ button.  From here you can over ride the colours used on this site by ticking the boxes marked ‘Always use my: Fonts’ and ‘Always use my: Colors’.  You can also specify which colours you prefer text and links to be displayed in, and which background colour should show on the page. You can also choose colours to be used for links your have previously visited and links when your mouse hovers over them. 

 

Problems accessing the site

If you have problems accessing the site or have any comments or feedback on how we can improve your online experience, please let us know at SGSTR@gateshead.gov.uk