accessibility

Accessibility

Greenoak is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and work hard to ensure we adhere to the majority of the available standards and guidelines.

This website is built to optimize page loading time, enabling accessibility to screen readers and allowing usability in most browsers, including older browsers and browsers available on non-Windows systems, tablets and smartphones

 
Audio - BrowseAloud

BrowseAloud is a utility that will 'read' websites that have been registered with this. Service. The website text will be read aloud through the computers audio system. 

We have installed 'BrowseAloud' to improve the web browsing experience for visitors with mild visual impairments, dyslexia, literacy difficulties or use English as a second language (ESL).

BrowseAloud provides online reading support by reading website content aloud in a human-sounding voice, as well as the following: -

·          Read PDF and Word documents in their original format
·          Highlight each word as it is spoken
·          Magnify text to your chosen font size and font style
·          Translate word-for-word between English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
·          Look up accurate dictionary definitions
·          Convert text to MP3
·          Mask information on the screen to help focus on a particular area
·          Listen to high quality and streamed voices
·          Personalise the voice, voice settings and colours
·          Choose between the 17 high quality voices covering 9 international languages

 
The BrowseAloud software can also be configured in such a way that a choice of voice styles and colour schemes can be used to make web browsing easier. 

If you are not already a user of BrowseAloud, you will need to download it to your computer.  For more information on how to download and install BrowseAloud, please click here.

 
Visual – Text Resizing

The site can be read whatever size and type of screen you use, and has been designed to be compatible with the text resizing features available in your browser. To change the text size through your browser use one of the following methods: 

·          Internet Explorer 6 (Windows) From the top menu bar, select View and point to Text size
·          Internet Explorer 7 (Windows) From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size
·          Other Windows browsers
                   Increase text size: Hold down the Ctrl key and press +
                   Decrease text size: Hold down the Ctrl key and press -
·          Macintosh browsers
                   Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +
                   Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press -

Our BrowseAloud feature also provides text magnification and screen masking.  If you are not already a user of BrowseAloud, you will need to download it.  For more information click here.

 
Exceptions

Whilst Greenoak strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

Contact Information

We are continually seeking solutions that will enhance all areas of website accessibility. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it