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Accessibility Features

SCIS has taken a number of steps to ensure it's website is easy to use for all its visitors. Listed below are a number of these accessibility features and how to make best use of them.

Text Size

The SCIS Website is designed using a non-serif font for readability, and the site has been coded to ensure that text-size can be increased either by zooming in with the browser or increasing the default font-size in the browser settings.

For most browsers, the keyboard shortcut to increase text size is:

Control and the + keys (Command and + on Macs)

Accessing Content

For screen-readers a skip to content attribute has been added to allow users to move to the main portion of the pages. Aria-labels and aria-controls have been provided for common elements to provide more details on dynamic content, such as filters. 

Downloadable Documents

The SCIS website makes use of PDF files for downloadable documents. In order to view these files you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.


All images on the site should have corresponding ALT or title text provided so that they can be understood by non-visual readers.


The copy of the site has been written where the text of the links already fully describes the target, and additional screen-reader information has been provided.

Standards Compliance

Every effort has been made to ensure that this website is coded to conform with the standards for AA compliance as set out by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Level Double-A conformance,
          W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0