We strive hard to make sure that our site is inclusive and accessible to all. Our site has been specifically designed taking into account the varied needs of all our customers, including those who are blind or have visual impairment, Deaf and hard of hearing people, those with motor or cognitive disability and our older customers. We also want to continually improve, so should you experience any difficulty accessing any of the information on this site or have any suggestions for improvement for the future, then please contact us.
Our site is regularly reviewed and audited by a company who are experts in accessibility and usability and, on our behalf, they conduct research with our customers to see how easily they can use our site.
The co-operative Xest site should display correctly in all current major browsers (the program that you use on your computer to view websites). Specifically, our site will work at its best in Internet Explorer 6 & 7 (Windows), Firefox 2 & 3 (Windows & Mac), Opera 9+ (Windows & Mac) and Safari 3.1 (Windows & Mac).
Assistive Technologies & Accessibility Functions
If you have a visual impairment, you may find the following useful:
- You can choose to view our site in high contrast, just click onto the View site in high-contrast link right at the top of this (and every) page.
- Alternatively, we also offer a choice of text sizes. Again, you can select the size of text to be displayed by clicking onto the relevant “resize text” also at the top of this (and every) page.
- Finally, our site is compatible with most screen reader and screen magnification software.
- All images used in this site carry an alternative text caption (alt text). Alternative text is used as a replacement for an image, whenever the image cannot be seen.