Accessibility statement for kew.org
Kew is committed to making kew.org accessible to as many people as possible.
This website is built to be easy to use for everyone, regardless of how they access the web. At the top of this page we describe some features of the site that may be helpful to certain users. Beneath we explain our approach to accessibility and list the areas of the website that have been designed to conform to the W3C AA accessibility standard.
I have problems reading small text
To change your text size, you can usually use your web browser's menu. In Internet Explorer, for example, go to the Page menu and select Text Size, and choose your preferred size from the list.
I have trouble reading text in the colours this web site uses
If you need to have different colours on all the web pages that you visit, you can set your browser to apply certain rules about colours and text sizes to all web pages you visit. In Internet Explorer, for example, select the Tools menu - Internet options. Then select the Colours and Fonts of your choice. Once you have done this, select the Accessibility button and check the boxes to ignore font sizes, styles and colours specified on web pages (it will then use your defaults instead).
I use screen reading software (e.g. JAWS)
This site is set up to be easy to get around using the keyboard. Use headers and links lists to get straight to the content you want to read.
Headers: Our pages use headers to mark each of the sections of the page (most pages are very short and just have a single header). Jumping from header to header will help you get around the page quickly (JAWS users can list the headers on the page by pressing INSERT + F6).
Link lists: Links on this website make sense when read out of context (JAWS users can list the links on the page by pressing INSERT + F7).
If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us.
Making kew.org accessible
Creating an accessible website includes considering children and adults who may have visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive or neurological disabilities.
To get accessibility right for all our users, Kew spends time on continuous user testing and site development. We also work with those in the wider accessibility community to support the future development of kew.org.
Kew has redesigned the following sections of kew.org to conform to the W3C AA accessibility standard:-
- Visit Kew Gardens
- Visit Wakehurst
- Science & Conservation
- Plants & Fungi
- Support Kew
- Some sections of Scientific Research & Data, including Science Directory, Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, 'Difficult' Seeds project, Cross-Cultural Histories, Kew GIS Unit and Education and specialist training
- Business & Venue Hire
- Follow Kew
- About Kew (with the exception of History and Heritage)
- Kew Galleries
WAI AA accessibility standard
We are in the process of migrating the entire Kew website to a new www.kew.org website.We are continuously improving the website, and are conduct regular accessibility audits.
Please contact us if you are aware of, or have been affected by any accessibility issues on kew.org.
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