Accessibility

4NW is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Accessibility guidelines have been an integral part of the design and development process from the outset. We have taken all steps possible to make sure this web site is accessible to all. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us, since we are continually striving to improve the experience for all visitors.

This site is complying with Priority 1 and Priority 2 of the W3C accessibility guidelines. We operate a system of continuous improvement to ensure the guidelines are met.

The website has been tested with several assistive technologies, including W3C validation tools such as contrast analysers for the colour-blind, screen reader and screen scaling software, as well as Webxact, to analyze the website and make appropriate modifications.

Text Size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings by going to the Tools menu, selecting 'text size', 'text zoom' or 'zoom' and increasing the size of the text.

  • If you use Mozilla Firefox, scroll the net bar to increase/decrease the text size.
  • If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.
  • If you use Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose 'Increase Font' until the text is the size you require.

Access Keys

Access keys have been included to assist users with disabilities when navigating their way through the web site. As keyboard shortcuts, access keys provide quick and easy access to common pages without the need for a mouse. To use an access key in Windows, hold down the Alt key and press the necessary character from the list below. Apple Macintosh users need to hold down Control and press the appropriate access key, and then press Enter to activate the link.

Below are UK Government standard access keys you can use to navigate through this site:

  1. Homepage
  2. What's New
  3. Site Map

Further access keys for easier navigation of this website:

  • s - skip the navigation and go straight to page content
  • w - go to what we do
  • r- go to regions
  • 7- go to documents
  • 9 - go to contact
  • 0 - go to accessibility statement (this page)

Navigation

The dynamic site map provides a continuously updated overview of 4NW website structure, helping orientation within the site layout and therefore easing navigation.

Documents

Some documents on this website are in PDF (Portable Document Format). To read them you will require Adobe Acrobat viewer which can be downloaded from www.adobe.com . If you need further information about Adobe accessibility, visit access.adobe.com/ .

 

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