Barkell is committed to making accessible for all users information and resources that are available our website. It is important to us that our website is available to users with physical or sensory impairments and who use assistive technology like screen readers and to those users with slower internet connections.
We have strived to ensure that the majority of our web pages comply with W3C (World-Wide Consortium) best practice accessibility guidelines. We are actively working to improve the site so that each page will conform to the AA level of the WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).
We are aware that with any change to website design and functionality, it can often be difficult to satisfy individual requirements. Should you be experiencing trouble accessing any of our sites, you may well find our Advanced Search / Help Centre area of use, or alternatively our Site Map.
The internet is a multi-faceted system with many differing platforms; we have tried to cater for all common operating systems but if you do experience any specific problems using this site, please contact us. We will make every effort to assist you access the content you require. If / when submitting such issues, it would be advantageous to include in your communication the URL you have experienced the issue on, as well as the internet platform you are using and a screenshot of the issue.
Users may need to alter the size and type of font and the colour scheme of a page in order to be able to view it. You can do this by altering your browser settings.
We recommend you upgrade to the latest browser for the optimum viewing experience:
On a PC you can press ALT + Shift + Print Screen simultaneously to change to a high contrast background.
The Ctrl key can be very useful. Holding it down while clicking can make tedious tasks much faster. If you would like the font of any page increasing or decreasing, hold down Ctrl and the + sign on your keyboard. This will increase the size of the page you are viewing. By holding down Ctrl and the – sign on your keyboard, font and page size will reduce.
W3C Web Accessibility Website (www.w3.org)
Ability Net (www.abilitynet.org.uk)
Disability World (www.disabilityworld.com)