Accessbility

Accessbility

N1bar.com accessibility statement

Number 1 Bar Ltd is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, including people with visual, hearing, cognitive or motor impairments. The website follows the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to provide the most inclusive experience we can. However, if you have any problems, please use our online feedback form to give us your comments, views and ideas about our website, you can find the form by clicking on the left hand side button labeled ”Feedback”.

Please note that content from external sites that we link to or present on our site may not yet reach these standards. For example some Number 1 Bar Ltd services may use third party YouTube videos which are not fully compliant because they are from sources that are not within our direct control.

N1bar.com accessibility preferences

You can change the way this website looks to suit your preferences. The settings that do this differ from browser to browser, but most browsers offer some or all of the following:

  • Increasing the font size. If you find the size of the text on N1bar.com too small you can easily adjust it by using the font size setting in your browser. If you use Internet Explorer 6, go to the “View” menu, select “Text Size” and then select “Larger”. If you use Internet Explorer 7 and 8 or Firefox, you can resize text using the zoom function by pressing and holding down ”Ctrl” and ”+”. This will then zoom in allowing users with low vision to see the text more clearly. Use  ”Ctrl” and ”-”  to decrease the zoom again.
  • Adjusting text and colour changes. Some users who rely on screen magnifiers can find white backgrounds give off a glare. You can change both the background and the text on N1bar.com by changing some settings in your browsers. If you use Internet Explorer, look in the ‘Tools’ menu, select “Internet Options”, select “Colors” and make changes to text and background colours in the “Colors” panel.

PDFs and accessibility

Many of the documents on N1bar.com are forms or publications created in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe Reader enables you to read PDFs. The latest versions of Adobe Reader (7.0 and above) offer more in the way of accessibility than earlier versions. You can find the latest version of Adobe Reader on the Adobe website- Opens in a new window.

You can download a useful document about how to access PDFs with various assistive technologies from the Adobe website (PDF, 368K)- Opens in a new window. You can also find tools and information to increase the accessibility of PDF documents on the Adobe website- Opens in a new window.

Accessibility Wizard

If you use Windows, there is a program called Accessibility Wizard that enables you to set preferences for using your PC and the internet. To find the Accessibility Wizard, look in the Start menu, select “Programs”, select “Accessories”, select “Accessibility”, select the “Accessibility Wizard” and then follow the instructions.

N1bar.com supported browsers

N1bar.com develops its online content to support a reasonable range of web browsers and operating systems.

Target browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 9.0 (All latest version)
Other supported browsers: Opera, Safari, Maxthon and Internet Explorer 6.0
Partially supported browsers: Internet Explorer 4.0+ and 5.0+

Partially supported browsers enable you to access the content on N1bar.com, but there is no guarantee that the content will be rendered correctly. You should regularly upgrade your browser.

Feedback about N1bar.com accessibility

Your suggestions and feedback on how to improve accessibility on N1bar.com are very much appreciated. If you are experiencing any difficulties accessing the information on our pages, or would like to send us some feedback in general, please contact us through the form found by clicking on the left hand side “Feedback” button.

Further information

For further information on various disabilities, there are links to pages on the BBC website. Accessibility agencies encourage linking to the BBC website as it is known to be extremely useful and comprehensive.

You can find step-by-step details of how to optimise the user experience of N1bar.com for users with difficulties or impairments on the BBC My web my way website- Opens in a new window.

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Difficulties that people who are blind or who have visual impairments may encounter

Visual impairments include low vision, colour blindness, and blindness. There are many options to modify the computer display and appearance so it is more legible, or to receive information through sound or touch.

Find general information about optimising the user experience for people who are blind on the BBC My web my way website- Opens in a new window.

Find general information about optimising the user experience for people who have visual impairments on the BBC My web my way website- Opens in a new window.

If you have visual impairments, you may be interested in the following assistive technology:

  • screen magnifiers enlarge a portion of the screen as you move the focus, thus increasing legibility
  • screen readers verbalise or ‘speak’ everything on the screen including labels, menus, text, ALT text, etc
  • refreshable Braille displays provide tactile output of information represented on the computer screen
  • Braille embossers work with Braille translation programs, which convert text scanned in or generated via standard word processing programs into Braille, and then print it on the embosser
  • talking word processors are software programs that use speech synthesisers to provide auditory feedback of a page
  • large-print word processors allow you to view everything in large text without added screen enlargement
  • colour contrast testers are software that can be used to gauge whether the colours used on a site have sufficient contrast and are therefore legible
  • voice-activated software, also called speech recognition software, allows you to enter data using your voice rather than a mouse or keyboard

Complications that people with mobility or dexterity difficulties may encounter

Individuals with mobility or dexterity difficulties may not have much control over their limbs or may experience pain, discomfort, or loss of feeling in their fingers, hands, wrists, or arms, making it difficult to use a standard keyboard or mouse.

Find general information about optimising the user experience for people who have mobility or dexterity difficulties on the BBC My web my way website- Opens in a new window.

Please note that in certain circumstances, calendar widget functionality on the website is accessed by using the Ctrl plus arrow keys in internet explorer.

If you have mobility or dexterity difficulties, you may be interested in the following assistive technology:

  • Voice-activated software, also called speech recognition software, allows you to enter data using your voice rather than a mouse or keyboard.
  • On-screen keyboard programs provide an image of a standard or modified keyboard on the computer screen. You can select the keys with a mouse, touch screen, trackball, joystick, switch technology, or electronic pointing device.
  • Touch screens are devices placed on the computer monitor (or built into it) that allow direct selection or activation of the computer by touching the screen.
  • Keyboard filters include typing aids, such as word prediction utilities and add-on spelling checkers. These products reduce the required number of keystrokes. Keyboard filters enable users to quickly access the letters they need and to avoid inadvertently selecting keys they don’t want.
  • Alternative input devices include alternative keyboards, expanded, guarded keyboards, electronic pointing devices, sip-and-puff systems, wands and sticks, joysticks and trackballs. They allow you to control your computer through means other than a standard keyboard or pointing device.

Complications that people who are deaf or who have hearing difficulties may encounter

Hearing difficulties can range from slight hearing loss to deafness. People who are deaf or who have hearing difficulties might be able to hear some sound, but might not be able to distinguish words.

Find general information about optimising the user experience for people who are deaf or who have hearing difficulties on the BBC My web my way website- Opens in a new window.

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Complications that people with learning difficulties may encounter

Learning difficulties can range from conditions such as dyslexia and attention deficit disorder to retardation. Many individuals with learning difficulties are perfectly capable of learning if information is presented to them in a form and at a pace that is appropriate to them individually.

Find general information about optimising the user experience for people who have difficulty with words on the BBC My web my way website- Opens in a new window.

If you have learning difficulties, you may be interested in the following assistive technology:

  • Word prediction programs allow you to select a desired word from a list of words predicted by the first one or two letters typed. You can then select the word from the list and insert it into the text by typing a number, clicking the mouse or scanning with switch technology.
  • Reading comprehension programs focus on establishing or improving reading skills through ready-made activities, stories, exercises or games. These programs can help practice letter/sound recognition and can increase the understanding of words.
  • Reading tools and learning disability programsinclude software designed to make text-based materials more accessible for people who have problems reading. Options can include reformatting, navigating, scanning or speaking text out loud.
  • Speech synthesisers (often referred to as text-to-speech systems) receive information going to the screen and then ‘speak’ it out loud. Individuals who have lost the ability to communicate orally can use a speech synthesiser to communicate by typing information and having the speech synthesiser speak it out loud.
  • Voice-activated software, also called speech recognition software, allows you to enter data using your voice rather than a mouse or keyboard.

Difficulties that people who are aging may encounter on the internet

As we get older many of us will develop vision, hearing, dexterity or mobility conditions that may affect us when using a computer.

Trouble seeing the screen

If you have trouble seeing the screen you could:

  • increase text size
  • magnify areas on the screen using Windows Magnifier, if you are using Windows
  • invert colours on the screen using Windows Magnifier, if you are using Windows

Find details of how to make your text larger on the BBC My web my way website- Opens in a new window.

Find details of how to magnify your screen on the BBC My web my way website- Opens in a new window.

Find details of how to change text and background colours on the BBC My web my way website- Opens in a new window.

Difficulty hearing computer sounds

If you have difficulty hearing computer sounds you could:

  • turn up the volume
  • use headphones to help block out background noise
  • adjust computer system sounds that are easier for you to hear
  • use text or visual alternatives to sound for alerts, etc

Download information on hearing impairment and computing from the archived BBC My web my way website (PDF, 14K)- Opens in a new window.

Difficulty typing or controlling the mouse

If you experience difficulties when typing or controlling the mouse you could:

  • use ‘Filter Keys’ to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes
  • use ‘Sticky Keys’ to press multiple keys at once
  • adjust the mouse cursor size, appearance and pointer options
  • change the way the mouse scrolls and how the buttons work, including the double-click speed
  • use ‘ClickLock’ if you don’t want to hold the mouse button down while you drag items with the mouse