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Accessibility Statement
Volunteer Centre Liverpool is committed to providing all of our users with equal access to our information. With accessibility as an integral and essential aspect of the design and build of our website our standards are in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 the internationally recognised standard produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Navigation provides information on ways that this website has been written to assist users identify helpful features of this site.

Home Page
To get back to the home page there are several ways to navigate.

By clicking on the Volunteer Centre Liverpool Logo at the top left hand side of the page.
By clicking on the ‘Home’ at the top of the screen.
By using the back space on the toolbar.

Site Search
The ‘Site Search’ provides a very detailed Search. The search box will appear on every page.

Site Map
The ‘Site Map’ provides a list of links to all the main areas and sub-areas of the site.

Font size
Internet Explorer Version 5.5 and above
Provides 5 font sizes (largest, larger, medium, smaller, and smallest). Medium is the default size. You can change the font size by: selecting 'View' from the menu bar, and, selecting 'Text Size' then, select the size you want from the list. Or; press and hold the 'Alt' key, then type 'V' and 'X', then release 'Alt' key, then select the size you want from the list. The font size you select will remain in effect until you select a different size.

Mozilla Browsers
To change your default font size in Netscape 7 or Mozilla browsers select: ‘View’ menu > either ‘Increase Text Size’ or ‘Decrease Text Size’ Opera Browsers To change your zoom level in Opera browsers select: ‘View’ menu > ‘Zoom’ > Select chosen level.

Allows users to increase or decrease font size with shortcut keys. To increase the displayed font size: Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press the '+' key. Font size will increase immediately. If you want to increase the size further simply press the '+' key while still holding down the 'Ctrl' key. To decrease the displayed font size: Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press the '-' key. The font size will decrease immediately. If you want to decrease the size further simply press the '-' key while still holding down the 'Ctrl' key. Your selected font size will remain in effect until you close Firefox.

Keyboard Access Information (Access keys)
For non-mouse users and those that use screen readers, Volunteer Centre Liverpool website pages can be accessed using your standard keyboard shortcuts and links are made as descriptive as possible.

Our websites contain many links to useful website information, email addresses and files which are highlighted to make them easily noticeable.

Downloads and Files
Our content contains links to PDF files. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open these. This can be freely downloaded from Adobe at Adobe also provides useful tools and resources on the accessibility section of the Adobe web site, if you wish to access PDF documents using a screen reader.

Converters and Viewers
If you do not have Microsoft word you can download a free Microsoft Word viewer from Microsoft.

Photos and Flash
Care has been taken to provide static images only on this site with brief alternative text ('Alt' text) where possible for those people who have chosen or are unable to view images.

Further Assistance
The BBC has recently launched 'My Web My Way' a website to help users make browsing easier. The website, a partnership between the BBC and AbilityNet (, explains how you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible.
BBC Website:
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).