In keeping with our policy of customers first, and our obligations under the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), we are striving to adhere to accessibility guidelines.
Making our website accessible is a core aim of Low Carbon Essentials and we will try and ensure that it is usable with a broad range of operating systems, browsers, and specialist assistive technologies.
As a standard, we employ all the following methods to ensure our site is accessible to as many people as possible:
- Maintaining a standard layout and navigation structure throughout
- Using headings, paragraphs, lists and other HTML (HyperText Markup Language) to create a logical document structure
- Allowing visitors to resize all text using their browser settings.
To do this on Internet Explorer: View > Text size
To do this on Firefox: View > Text size
To do this on Opera: File > Preferences > Fonts > Minimum font size (pixels)
You can also resize the text by scrolling with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key or pressing”Ctrl” and “+” or “-”
- Using plain backgrounds to improve the readability of all text
- Using foreground and background colour combinations which have sufficient contrast and are not known to cause problems to those with visual impairments
- All pictures have an alternative text description
- Designing layouts to work satisfactorily over a range of screen resolutions
- Ensuring all hyperlinks use descriptive and meaningful text
- Avoiding short-hand language such as ‘Click here’
- Using plain English in all our written content
- Using a written style that is straightforward and understandable
Some information is made available to download as a PDF or Microsoft Office format for you to use at your convenience.
Most files available for download are available as PDFs and can be opened with Acrobat Reader: get.adobe.com/reader/
Microsoft Office Files
Other files are available in a Microsoft Office format. If you do not have Microsoft Office or an alternative application, you can download free Microsoft Office viewer programs from the Microsoft website: office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/office-online-file-converters-and-viewers-HA001044981.aspx
This website has been designed to be compatible with all modern browsers.
Low Carbon Essentials
Telephone: +44 (0)8457 226655
Address: Foord Annexe, High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1EW