Accessibility Background

ELEVATE CDT is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all users. We aim to eliminate barriers to information.

This statement explains the accessibility features we have implemented to help you to use our website. They help to improve navigation for screen readers, keyboard navigation and text-only browsers among other things as time and resources permit.

The Elevate CDT website is a wordpress site.

We are following the WordPress Accessibility Project: and will seek to follow the guidelines provided.

Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site or if you experience any difficulty using it.  It is a work in progress.

Standards Compliance

We are striving to ensure our website conforms to level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We use a number of tools to perform accessibility tests. We still have some areas that are not compliant. As mentioned above we would appreciate your feedback regarding any difficulties you have using it.

Background, text and colour

Careful use of text colours, size and background colours can help people with a range of visual impairments.


Our site is usable by anyone with colour deficient vision. We’ve checked the site’s font and background colour to ensure there are no combinations against the different colour blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear.

We used this tester to check that the contrast is sufficient.

Font and text size

We have used clear, legible font for all text and headings. In the Firefox browser, select View, then Text Size, and then choose increase, or decrease.

Style sheets

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. Where possible, we’ve also made our website navigable, usable and readable if your browsing device does not support style sheets. We test this using

Non-text elements

We have sought to provide alternatives for non-text elements giving visually impaired and screen-reader users wider access to our website.

Images, videos and other non-text elements

We are working on making our site usable without having to view graphics or images. We aim that  all non-text elements, such as images, animations, symbols, audio, video and multimedia have text equivalents. We’ve done this by providing descriptive alternative attributes for them. Purely decorative graphics or formatting images have empty alternative attributes.

We have a number of volunteers who add content to the site. We are training them to add descriptive alt attributes, and we aim to check for them during our moderation process.

Forms and tables

Clearly labelled tables help readers to understand the content on a page and to fill in content into correct form fields. At present there are still some forms which do not comply to accessibility standards.