Web accessibility

"The power of the web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect." - Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web

Our aim

Our aim is to make sure the BLF website is as accessible and usable as possible for as wide an audience as possible.

How we will do this

We will try, where possible, to follow the guidance set out by the World Wide Web Consortium’s web content accessibility guidelines (version 2.0).

However, we also recognise that following guidelines is not in itself enough. We also have to be conscious that as a charity we have limited resources.

Our main objective will be to take a pragmatic approach to making web information accessible. For example: a video might be inaccessible to someone with vision or hearing impairment, but might be ideal for someone who has dyslexia. So we will not avoid using content, such as video, but we will not rely on it solely to deliver core information.

The key information that we deliver online (living with a lung condition or caring for someone with a lung condition) should always be available as accessible HTML pages. The same will apply to any information about our services.

We will avoid using text in graphics, we will aim to limit the use of PDFs and we will not rely on multimedia content as a sole way of delivering key information.

Get in touch

If you have any difficulty using this website or have any other enquiries, please contact the BLF digital team at blfdigital@blf.org.uk

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