Why website accessibility is important to Young Women’s Trust
Young Women’s Trust is a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women.
Website accessibility is important to us. We want to make sure that everyone can use this website to find the information they need about how we support young women and campaign for a fairer future.
This is what we are doing to make sure that youngwomenstrust.org is easy to use and understand for everyone.
Using accessibility guidelines
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are set by the World Wide Web Consortium. This site has been built with the WC3 accessibility guidelines in mind.
What we’ve done to make this website accessible
Our website is responsive. This means that it adjusts automatically to the device or size of the screen you are using, so it is as easy to use as possible.
We use plain language.
We use image descriptions for all the photographs on the site. This means that people using screen readers can access the images.
We use icons for external links. When you see an external link like this one, you will know straight away that following it will direct you away from our site.
Colours. We’ve made sure that using easy to read colours and backgrounds is part of our design.
Fonts. We’ve chosen fonts and font spacings that will make the information on the site as easy to read as possible.
Videos. All of our new videos have subtitles and time-stamped transcripts.
Places where we can improve
We know we’re not perfect. Here’s where we plan to make changes in the future.
- Older videos do not have subtitles or transcripts. We are working on replacing these.
- Some PDFs are not accessible. We’re working on providing alternatives. We are also making sure where we do need to use a PDF, it is created as accessibly as possible.
Getting set up
We’ve done as much as we can to make this website accessible. You can also adjust some settings on your computer so you can use websites easily. Here are some useful guides from the BBC which help you learn how to magnify your screen or change the fonts to help.
How to give us feedback
If you’d like to give us some feedback about the accessibility of this site, or to find out more about what we are doing to make it easier to use, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with our digital team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have committed to reviewing this Website accessibility statement once a year. Our last review was December 2020.