DDA Compliance

This web site is compliant with the UK Disabilities Discriminations Act, where from 1st October 1999 "a service provider has to take reasonable steps to change a practice which makes it unreasonably difficult for disabled people to make use of its services (including web sites)"

 

Access Keys

We have provided a number of keyboard shortcuts to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse.

Alexander & Co uses the UK Government access key system and the following information summarises each of the keyboard shortcut commands available to you.

Our access keys are as follows:

  • 1 - Home
  • 2 - Who We Are
  • 3 - Our Services For Individuals
  • 4 - Our Services For Business
  • 5 - No Win / No Fee
  • 6 - Latest From Us
  • 7 - Get In Touch
  • Z - Accessibility
  • X - Privacy Policy
  • C - Terms / Legal Info
  • V - Sitemap

 

Microsoft Windows

With Windows-based systems, in general, press the "Alt" key and the relevant access key:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4 - press "Alt" and the relevant number/letter at the same time
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or 6 - press "Alt" and the relevant number/letter, then press the "Enter" key
  • ChromeMozilla or Firefox - press "Alt" and the relevant number/letter at the same time
     

Apple Mac

With Macintosh-based systems, press the "Ctrl" key and the relevant access key
 

Internet Browser Accessibility

Most modern browsers all share the most common accessibility tools, here is a list of useful features:
 

  • 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 Ctrl/Command 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.

  • Spatial 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.  

  • Caret Navigation (Internet Explorer and Firefox only)
    Instead of using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you can use standard navigation keys on your keyboard: Home, End, Page Up, Page Down & the arrow keys. 
    This feature is named after the caret, or cursor, that appears when you edit a document.
    To turn this feature on, press the F7 key at the top of your keyboard and choose whether to enable the caret on the tab you are viewing or all your tabs.

  • 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.

  • Text fonts
    Depending on your browser, you can override all fonts on the site to one that is easier for you to read. 
    Options can be found in your browser's settings/preferences.

 

Accessibility Software

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  • Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.
  • Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  • Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.