The London Symphony Chorus is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability, capability or technology.
At the London Symphony Chorus we also routinely checks web pages – when amendments are made to existing pages and when new pages are released – to ensure that they meet our accessibility requirements, and we do respond positively to feedback regarding the accessibility of any of our pages or services. We aim to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines wherever possible.
Using the Website
We aim to provide the most accessible experience possible for our visitors and have implemented the following accessibility features:
- Logical and consistent navigation are provided for keyboard users.
- Links can be understood out of context for screen reader users
- Links are highlighted on keyboard focus
- Screen reader navigation
- If you are using a screen-reader, you will be able to navigate through the site using the standard keyboard commands for that particular screen reader software.
Changing the colour and font of the display
The London Symphony Chorus does not currently offer alternate colour schemes, however, you can use the controls in your browser to change the size of the text or the colour of the display.
For example, to override website font and colour settings in Internet Explorer:
- Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.
- Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
- Click the General tab, and then click Accessibility.
- Select the Ignore colours specified on web pages, Ignore font styles specified on web pages, Ignore font sizes specified on web pages checkboxes, and then click OK twice.
- All4 is designed in a responsive manner, so content can be resized using the browser controls. In Internet Explorer, the text can be enlarged using ctrl and +.
Links, new windows and layers
Links to pages and other websites will open in the same window unless otherwise stated within the link text or before a list of links. Some links may also open in a new layer, like a pop-up, on top of the page you are viewing.
Within the link text:
The text (opens in a new window) will be hidden of screen for screen reader users.
Please note: The keyboard shortcut for opening links in a new window may be different depending on the browser and operating system.
Due to certain constraints, we have had to include technologies and features that cause accessibility issues. These include:
• Adobe PDF downloadable documents
• Google Maps
• YouTube video player
• Social media platforms embedded within pages
We are making every effort to overcome these limitations by improving their accessibility and failing that, provide accessible alternatives. If you require alternative versions to our downloadable documents (such as plain text), or if you experience any accessibility problems with our site, please contact us.
Please note the London Symphony Chorus does not assume responsibility for third party applications.
Where possible this site has been developed to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible web sites. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformity to these guidelines also makes websites more user-friendly for all people.
The site has been cross-platform and cross-browser tested and is currently compatible with modern browsers.
Please note: You may experience issues with older versions of these browsers or other web browsers. If you experience any issues, please feel free to contact us.
Web Standards and Technologies
This website has been developed to conform to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
We are always looking for ways to help people get the best experience from this website.
If there is information you think that should be included on this page, or if you experience any problem accessing the website then please feel free to contact us: