FAST is committed to making our website content accessible to all users and we have attempted to achieve this. Currently there are some areas where the use of particular characters in the database may give rise to problems, but we are aware of this and are working to address the issues. Information about accessibility features can be found below. We recognise that some users may still experience problems and ask you to contact us if you do and we will make every effort to resolve the issue.
Images on our website have alternative text attributes, often known as alt text. This means that when an image is used on a web page to convey information its content is also described in the alt text. This means that the image can be understood by text browsers and assistive technologies such as screen readers.Readable and resizable fonts and layout
The FAST website uses font sizes that you can control using your web browser.
You can change the text size in Microsoft Internet Explorer by selecting View > Text size followed by your preferred text size from 'Smallest' to 'Largest'. The default setting is 'Medium'.
You can change the text size in Mozilla Firefox by selecting View > Text size followed by 'Increase' or 'Decrease'. To return the text size to its default setting, select 'Normal'.
The website's fonts have been chosen for their legibility on computer screens. The website's layout has been designed to stretch to fill the width of the browser, so that you can resize the browser to suit your own viewing preferences.
Live text is used rather than graphics wherever possible to reduce page download time and to increase your control over text size.
The site has been developed so that pages can be easily printed onto a standard A4 printer. To print one of our pages click File > Print on your browser.
Using the alt+S keys will enable non visual browsers to skip reading the navigation options and take the focus to the top of the page content.
Keyboard shortcuts are intended to help users who to use the keyboard to navigate. This website users the UK government access key system.
Below are the keyboard shortcut commands available to you:
Home = 1
About = a
Services = f
Research = r
Research Community = d
AT Forum = t
Forum Activities = o
Contact = c
Accessibility = 0