Salix Homes recognises the importance of providing a website that offers an inclusive online experience.
So our website is accessible to all, we prioritise ease of navigation and clear content, using plain language.
The Recite Me accessibility tool is also available at the top of every page, which enables visitors to view our website in different formats, or translate information into over 100 languages: read our Recite Me User Guide for more information
The Salix Homes website has been reviewed by the Plain English Campaign and been awarded the Internet Crystal Mark.
Salix Homes is a corporate member of Plain English Campaign. We will continue to examine the language, accessibility, navigation and design of our website pages to make sure we meet Plain English guidance.
We have implemented the following accessibility features on this website to make it easier to use for a range of visitors:
Recite Me is a web accessibility assistive toolbar that allows website visitors to customise a site in a way that works best for them.
Through the ‘Accessibility’ link at the top of each page, website visitors can access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customise their digital experience, using Recite Me’s assistive technology.
The toolbar includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options and an on-demand live translation feature of over 100 languages, including 65 texts to speech and styling options.
Colour choices and meaning
All foreground and background colour combinations have been checked and have passed the WCAG 2.0 AA-compliant colour contrast test.
Our website’s pages have a consistent design and layout, with consistent colours.
All information conveyed with colour is also identifiable from content (copy) and other graphic indicators (symbols).
Font sizes have been selected for legibility purposes without requiring the user to enlarge or reduce the text size themselves.
We use clear headings and subheadings within text to aid structure understanding.
All copy is sentence case. Use of capital letters is very limited.
Links are recognisable, by a change in colour chosen for sufficient contrast.
Clear navigation and page layout to aid the user
The toolbar and menu region at the top of the page provides clear global site navigation.
Consistent footer across all pages
The footer provides clear links to contacting Salix Homes and key sections of information.
Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines (WAIG)
The Salix Homes website is built in accordance with level A of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines (WAIG) and includes:
- A text equivalent for non-text elements (e.g., via “alt”, “longdesc”, or in element content). (WAIG 1.1)
- Information conveyed with colour is also available without colour, for example from context or markup. (WAIG 2.1)
- Changes in the natural language of a document’s text and any text equivalents (e.g. captions) are clearly identified. (WAIG 4.1)
- Documents are organised so they may be read without style sheets. For example, when an HTML document is rendered without associated style sheets, it is still possible to read the document. (WAIG 6.1)
- Equivalents for dynamic content are updated when the dynamic content changes. (WAIG 6.2)
- Avoiding causing the screen to flicker. (WAIG 7.1)
- Using the clearest and simplest language appropriate for the site’s content. (WAIG 14.1)
We will continue to monitor and make improvements to our website to ensure it conforms to these guidelines.
Questions or feedback
If you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.