Designed with Accessibility in mind

Saffron Building Society has made a commitment to make this website accessible.

We are committed to making our site more accessible and support the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). We will make reasonable efforts to repair any actual inaccessibility anywhere on the site if reported by a visitor.

Links

Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.

Whever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. Many browsers (such as JAWS, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and Opera) can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list, separately from the page.

Link text is never duplicated; two links with the same link text always point to the same address.

There are no "javascript:" pseudo-links. Most links can be followed in any browser, even if scripting is turned off.

There are no links that open new windows without warning. The exception to this is when one is opening a PDF file. This will start acrobat reader in order to view the chosen file

Images

All content images used in the home page and all archives include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

This site and all its archives use cascading style sheets for visual layout.

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Acronyms and abbreviations

Due to its technical nature, this site makes use of many acronyms and abbreviations, which are defined in each instance with the appropriate HTML tag.

Our printed leaflets and publications

We treat all our members as individuals and understand that our standard printed brochures do not suit all. If you would like any or our documents supplied in large print, audio or Braille, please download and print our alternative literature request form, or contact our head office on 01799 522211 who will be pleased to help you.

Next Generation Text Service

(for customers who cannot use a standard voice telephone)

ngts.org.uk

Technical information about this site

This site has been developed using modern, web-standards technologies including XHTML and CSS. Using these technologies means that this site is built to last well into the future as well as making the content available to very old browsers and other alternative browsing devices such as screen-readers and refreshable Braille displays for people who are blind. Using CSS for styling and laying out the site content also means that the site downloads faster than many older sites, even for those people using slower dial-up modems.

Compatible with a wide range of browsers

The site has been designed to work in all modern web browsers (layout may not be 100% the same due to various browser rendering issues, but it will still be usable where different) and has been tested using:

  • Internet Explorer 8 for Windows
  • Internet Explorer 9 for Windows
  • Internet Explorer 10 for Windows
  • Internet Explorer 11 for Windows
  • Firefox for Windows
  • Opera for Windows
  • Chrome for Windows
  • Safari for Windows

Useful links:

If you would like to know more about accessibility and the Internet, you may be interested in the following websites:

RNIB website

The Royal National Institute for the Blind

www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/

W3C accessibility guidelines

www.bcab.org.uk

British Computer Association of the Blind

www.direct.gov.uk

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA).

JAWS

A screen reader for use with Windows.

Lynx

A free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.

NVDA

A free web browser for blind users providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille