Our goal is to make the information on bpha available to everyone. Different contrast options can increase legibility for some users by heightening screen contrast with alternative color combinations or by softening the look of the site.

Whether you have low vision, colour blindness or are in need of enlarged text or high contrast layouts, we strive to give you the tools and tips necessary to access information on bpha and the internet.

On this website

You can change the settings on the bpha website to suit your preferences. If you have cookies enabled, these settings will be remembered each time you visit.

BrowseAloud adds speech and reading support to online content to extend the reach of websites for people who require reading support.

On your computer

There are a variety of options you can follow to increase the contrast on your computer. These include:

  • Closing blinds/ curtains to reduce glare
  • Changing display settings in the display / accessibility options to have a dark background
  • Changing colours in web pages to your own preferences.

To Turn on High Contrast in Windows 2000/XP:

  1. Open Accessibility Options. To open Accessibility Options, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Accessibility Options.
  2. On the Display tab, under High Contrast, select the Use High Contrast check box. To turn off High Contrast, clear the Use High Contrast check box.

TIP: If the ‘Use shortcut’ check box in the Settings for High Contrast dialog box is selected, you can turn High Contrast on or off by pressing the left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN keys (depending on the other settings you have selected in the Accessibility Options dialog box).

To open the Settings for High Contrast dialog box, open Accessibility Options, click the Display tab, and then, under High Contrast, click Settings.We have taken great care to deliver a website that is accessible for everyone including people with disabilities.

Our page templates have been designed to meet compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

More information about these guidelines is available at the WAI website  or for general information, the Disability Discriminations Act (DDA).

These guidelines are the accepted benchmark for website accessibility and we have aimed to meet their standards. However if you have a particular accessibility need and we are not meeting it, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

The bpha Typetalk number is 01234 213874 or use the contact details in the main menu.

Aids and adaptations

Working with local authorities, bpha is committed to helping improve the quality of life for residents with disabilities and health or mobility problems.

Funding for aids and adaptations is available from your local authority through the Disabled Facilities Grant. bpha also has its own annual budget to carry out this type of work.

The budget available from your local authority may vary from year to year, but we will ensure that all applications for aids and adaptations will be prioritised by need, as well as taking into consideration time spent on the waiting list.

For more information about the Aids and Adaptations Service please click here.

A copy of our Aids and Adaptations Policy is available on request.

Useful links

Introduction to Web Accessibility

Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 (DDA)