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Accessibility

PZ Cussons is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Guidelines and Standards

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

Assistance

There are a number of steps we have taken to address accessibility needs that are detailed below:

Layout

The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all presentation and layout so that content is well structured and easily accessible via assistive devices.

Fonts

Text size can be increased or decreased in your browser by following these steps:

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  • Choose the drop-down menu at the top of the window of the browser marked “view”
  • A list of options will appear in the drop-down menu, choose “text size”
  • Next another drop-down menu should appear with options including “small”, “medium”, “large”, “largest”
  • Select “largest”.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard and press the plus (+) key
  • You will find that this will enlarge the text, to enlarge again repeat the procedure
  • Keep repeating until the text is enlarged to your requirements If you need to make the text smaller press Ctrl on your keyboard and the minus ( – ) key

Apple Safari:

  • Hold down the Apple Key and press the (+) key
  • You will find that this will enlarge the text, to enlarge again repeat the procedure
  • Keep repeating until the text is enlarged to your requirements
  • If you need to make the text smaller press the Apple Key on your keyboard and press the (-) key

Google Chrome:

  • Click the ‘Customise and Control’ spanner symbol in the top right-hand corner (Alt + E).
  • Select ‘Settings’ (‘Preferences’ on Mac and Linux)
  • Click on ‘Under the Bonnet’ and customise your fonts and font size in the ‘Web Content’ section

Images

All images used for non-aesthetic reasons have descriptive alternative text.

Content

Content across the site has been written and formatted to make it as accessible as possible. This includes:

  • The use of semantic headings which are descriptive and used to highlight sections of text
  • Clear and easy to understand language
  • Meaningful text used for all links
  • No information is conveyed exclusively through the use of colour

Colour contrast

Wherever possible we have designed pages and chosen colours to be accessible to colour-blind users. Where contrast is limited, we are working towards a solution by reviewing our current colour palette.

Document downloads

There are a number of PDF documents available for download across the site. You can find out more about how to configure the free Adobe Reader software to obtain greater access to PDF files by visiting the Adobe site.

Contact Information

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the PZ Cussons website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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