Accessibility | Birmingham Vision


We are committed to providing an accessible website experience for users of all technologies and abilities.

We continually look for ways to improve the accessibility and usability of the site including following the latest World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 guidelines and standards. We also invite users to report problems or make suggestions to improve the site and its functionality.

We endeavour to make the navigation elements of the website conform to Tripple-A WCAG standard and Double-A standard for all other features. We strive to adhere to the guidelines for accessibility and usability, however it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website including its content.

Web browsers
We recommend that you use the latest web browser versions to benefit from the most compatible user experience. The website has been tested using Internet Explore, Edge, Chrome, Safari and Firefox.

Each browser will have it’s own inbuilt accessibility controls for example zoom, voiceover and keyboard shortcuts.

Colour contrast toggle
It is possible to choose between different colour contrast settings. There are 4 toggles;

  1. standard
  2. white on black
  3. yellow on black
  4. black on yellow.

Document Structure
All of our pages follow a logical document structure to assist screen readers and other assistive technology.

Tab Indexes
All pages follow a logical tab index order to ease speed of navigation.

Alt Tags
All imagery is tagged with a title or description.

Tab navigation
Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the SHIFT key and then pressing tab will take you to the previous item.

Incremental Search
Incremental search allows you to progressively search a web page for a particular word or phrase on a page. To enable this on your browser, press and hold ALT and then tap F . This will open a box to type your search into. As you type, the matches will be highlighted on the page for you.

Space bar
Pressing the space bar on a web page will move the page you are viewing down to the next visible part of the page.

Should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please get in touch with us directly or our webmasters