LM is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience and we actively work to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, not only to meet our obligations under the Equality Act, but in keeping with best-practice guidelines.
WAI/WCAG Web Accessibility Guidelines
We adopt a ‘best practice’ approach to web standards and guidelines whereby we adhere as closely as possible to web best-practice standards unless a specifically requested feature, tool or third party library makes this impossible and/or impractical. This website is built to the AA level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) under their Web Accessibility Initiative. The W3C is the main international standards organisation founded by the inventor of the World Wide Web, with the aim of standardising and promoting best practice in websites, web technologies and browsers around the world. Following the WCAG 2.0 guidelines ensures that this website remains accessible to the widest range of people as possible, including those with a disability or impairment such as a visual impairment.
You can vary the text size by using your browser’s text resize option: in many web browsers this can be accessed by selecting View ? Text Size or by pressing Ctrl + and Ctrl - on your keyboard.
Alternative text for images
All appropriate images have been given alternative text to assist.
HTML heading elements have been used to represent page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading. However please note that as the page content is dynamic, on some pages this will mean that not all elements may be present but will still follow a numeric order.
All hyperlinks should make sense when read out of context, and hyperlinks are clearly presented in a different text style from normal body text.
We have checked text and background colour combinations to ensure that the contrast is sufficient and we have also ensured that information is not referenced by colour alone.
We have used Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the presentation of pages and have used properly structured markup for content. If style sheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read.
In many cases we have provided an HTML version of PDFs on this website, however if you would like to use a screen reader to read PDF documents you can find out more about this at the Adobe Accessibility Resource Centre.
We will continue to review our website periodically, carrying out spot checks on areas such as colour contrast, keyboard tabbing and links. We welcome your feedback on our website and should you wish to leave feedback or experience any issues in using our website, please contact us.