Safer Lancashire is committed to ensuring this website is as accessible as possible to users.

It has been built to be accessible to visually impaired users and people who have difficulty using a mouse.

It is compatible with popular screen readers and can be navigated easily using the keyboard.

Website accessibility is defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in three categories of A, AA and AAA.

This site has been developed to meet WCAG 1.0 level AA compliance and follows the appropriate government guidelines.


This website uses standard World Wide Web consortium (W3C) technologies such as HTML, XHTML and CSS and these have been developed to meet the WCAG AA compliance level.

Non-W3C technologies used include JavaScript and video content.

JavaScript: where JavaScript is used the content should still be accessible to users who have disabled JavaScript in their browser.

Increasing text size

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed.

To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings.

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.

If you use Firefox, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Increase Ctrl + +, Decrease Ctrl + - or Normal Ctrl + 0.

If you use Opera, go to the Tools menu, select Preferences then click on the Web pages tab. Select the normal font button. A dialogue box appears and provides options to increase/decrease font size, font type, weight and style.

If you use Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.

PDF dcouments

Publications are made available throughout this website for users to download in Adobe® PDF file format.

To view and print PDF files, you must have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader installed. To download this product for free please use the link:  

If you cannot use Acrobat Reader to see these documents (for example, if you use screen reader software or an audio-enabled web browser), Adobe provide a free online tool which converts them to text.

To use this service, send the web address (URL) of the Adobe Acrobat document you want to read through the web form at: 

Useful links

BBC - My Web My Way
Resource from the BBC helping to make the web easier to use.

W3C - Web accessibility initiative
Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.


If you have any queries on the accessibility of this website please contact us.