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Accessibility 


The Pension Protection Fund is committed to providing facilities suitable for people with disabilities. As part of this commitment this website has been built along internationally recognised accessible website guidelines produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and working to AA level of those guidelines or Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints.

This page provides information on ways that this website has been written to assist users identify helpful features of this site. The level of accessibility will be on ongoing endeavour to help make the site as open and available to all as is possible.

Navigation

Navigation of this site is primarily accomplished via an expanding left-hand navigation menu.
A crumb trail navigation menu is also available just before the start of the page content to help orient the user within the site. There is also a Sitemap available to allow rapid access to all pages on the site.

Flexibility

This site has been designed using relative Cascading Style Sheets to allow the user to override the default appearance of the site in a number of ways, the most basic of which is to ensure that users can change their choose font size easily through their browser options.

Font size

At DCP we considered the need of people to see larger fonts sometimes and therefore visitors can dynamically change the font sizes in their web browser in one of two ways:

  • press down the ctrl button and whilst using the mouse wheel to increase or decrease 
  • from the browser menu bar select View - Text Size and select a size from the list

While wherever possible we have provided an HTML version of content on this website, some content is provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. For information on how to access this content with specialist browsers please visit http://access.adobe.com/

Shortcut Keys

This site has been designed to be as user-friendly and as easy to read as possible. Keyboard shortcuts are intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse and use the UK Government accesskey system. The keyboard shortcut commands available are as follows: Depending upon browser type, please use one of the following:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, 6 - press "alt" and the letter or number together, then press the enter key; Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 - press "alt", the letter/number and press the enter key; Safari (Mac) - press the "CTRL" key and press the number or letter of the access key; (this accessibility initiative is supported by Netscape 6.) The following shortcut keys used within the site as per the recommended UK Government accesskeys standard:

S – Skip navigation
0 – Accessibility
1 – Home page
2 – News
3 – Site map
6 – Help
9 – Contact us


Further Information

Additional information on various aspects of accessibility issues can be found at http://diveintoaccessibility.org/ or the official W3C guidelines are available at http://www.w3.org/WAI/.