Here at M&G we recognise the importance of providing a website that is inclusive and available for all user groups. This page explains the following:
|Our approach||Screen readers, voice browsers and screen magnifiers|
|Partially sighted users||Colour-blind users|
|Keyboard only users||Changing your style sheet|
|Questions or feedback|
The M&G websites are being developed to support internet users who have disabilities. We believe the web pages on this site are in line with the Royal National Institute for the Blind’s (RNIB) "See It Right" accessibility criteria. This includes priority level 1 criteria of W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Navigation mechanisms have been designed to be accessible by both screen readers and voice browsers. In addition, skip links have been added to allow the user to bypass the navigation tools to the main content.
Our website structure consists of a sitemap, a homepage and up to five main content areas. The alt keys assist the users as follows:
All images have a text equivalent or null tag as appropriate. Page titles and table heading tags have been applied, in order to work with a voice browser.
This website has a facility to change the font size of the text on all of the web pages of the site. See "Guidance on how to change the style sheet".
Should you wish to change the colour of the text and the background you can introduce your own style sheet. Please follow the instructions in "Guidance on how to change the style sheet".
When using the forms or controls for the tools, the keys to use are as follows:
If you are using Internet Explorer, first select "Tools" from the menu bar then "Internet Options". Select "Accessibility" and check "Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages". Click "OK". Select "View" from the menu bar, then "Text Size" and select from "Smallest" to "Largest".
If you are using Netscape, select "View" from the menu bar, then "Text Zoom" and select from "Smaller", "Larger", "% values" or "Other".
Guidance on how to change the colours on your style sheet
Users may import their own style sheet into the website.
In Internet Explorer, select "Tools", "Internet Options" and then "Accessibility". Next select one or more of the three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window, you can change the style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says "Format document using my style sheet", then browse to find your preferred style sheet and click "OK".
In Netscape, select "Edit", "Preferences" and then "Appearance". You will then be given a choice of colours and fonts.
Should you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us using the link at the top of this page.