Some of our older PDF and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.
Some of these documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have a volunteer role application form published as a Word document. By October 2019 we plan to either fix this form or replace it with an accessible online form or HTML page.
The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Volunteer role information flyers and policy documents are fully accessible and include their own accessibility reports available through Adobe Acrobat. Cafe menu documents are currently under review and will soon be fully accessible.
Any new PDF or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.