Website Accessibility Statement
As an organisation, St Paul’s Cathedral recognises the importance of accessibility and we are continually striving to improve access in all
areas of our work.
We believe all websites associated with the Cathedral should be accessible to all users regardless of disability, computer system or web browser.
With this in mind, the current St Paul’s Cathedral was developed for a wide audience and built to conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA (Intermediate). All new content added to the website endeavours to meet the same standard.
We are fully aware of the need to make further access improvements to the Cathedral’s website and will continue an ongoing programme of work in this regard.
All text on the website is set to a default size (referred to as small) but can be increased to medium, large or extra-large using the buttons at the top right of every page.
Preferred screen resolution
Our website is compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 9+, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. Viewing on some monitors, on a smartphone or a tablet may require scrolling. On most PCs you can change your screen resolution by clicking Start > Control Panel > Display and on the Settings tab, change the screen area to a more appropriate setting.
Customising the website for your needs
While the website has been created to be usable ‘as is’, you may wish to customise your computer settings to get the most accessible experience based on your individual needs - this may include changing colour schemes or enabling spoken content.
The BBC’s My Web My Way website provides detailed information on how you can customise your computer’s settings and information on what assistive technologies you can install that might suit you.
As the St Paul’s Cathedral website evolves we will seek to incorporate more of these customisations within the structure of the website.
Information on how to use and change accessibility features in different web browsers can be found at the following links
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Limitations of the website’s accessibility
Whilst this website features many elements designed with accessibility in mind, you may find some limitations.
As a website user with accessibility requirements, you may wish to feedback on your experience of the St Paul’s website so that we can better plan for future development work. We welcome all thoughts and views.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with these comments and suggestions.
You can also use the same address to let us know of any immediate difficulties you face in using the website, which we will seek to correct at the earliest opportunity.
You may wish to read the W3C information on contacting organisations about inaccessible websites.
St Paul’s ongoing commitments
The Cathedral will regularly review the website and its content to ensure accessibility remains high.
All future website development will have accessibility considerations as a priority element from the outset and throughout development.
Late 2017 - early 2018
A full review of content, links and images to ensure efficient use of language, no broken pathways and alt-text used where necessary.
Feasibility study into backdated transcription and description of video and audio content hosted on 3rd party websites (such as YouTube and Soundcloud).
St Paul’s Cathedral general accessibility information
Details of accessibility for visitors coming to the Cathedral can be found at www.stpauls.co.uk/accessibility.
Last updated 28 November 2017