This page describes the steps we have taken to make this website accessible to all of our visitors.
The Bairdwatson Charitable Trust is committed to producing web resources that can be accessed by all of our visitors. All pages produced on this website conform to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Level-A standard as a minimum.
We are always keen to hear about ways we can improve the services we provide. If you are having any difficulties using this website, please contact us.
• Standards compliance
• Accessibility features
o Access keys
o How to use access keys
• Portable Document Format (PDF)
o Problems accessing documents
• Accessibility options and help for your web browser
• Accessibility options and help for your computer
In accordance with best practice, this site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for layout and formatting. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable and usable.
All pages on this site comply with all priority 1 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and as CSS.
The following are features that we have provided that will greatly assist you to use our websites.
Access keys provide a quick way to navigate round the site without using a mouse. In line with current UK Government Accessibility recommendations, the following access keys are in use on this website:
0 – Accessibility details
1 – Homepage
2 – News
3 – Recent Grants
4 – How To Apply
5 – Application Form
6 – Trustees
7 – Data Protection
9 – Contact Us
S – Site Map
How to use access keys
The keys are used in conjunction with the Alt or Ctrl and Enter keys (which vary depending on your browser).
1. Hold down the
• ‘Alt’ key if using Internet Explorer for Windows
• ‘Ctrl’ key if using Mozilla/Firefox, or if using Internet Explorer or Safari on a Mac
• ‘Shift’ and ‘Esc’ together if using Opera (note Opera ignores numeric Access Keys)
2. and simultaneously select a key from the list above
3. then press ‘Enter’ if using Internet Explorer for Windows PC (other browsers go to the page immediately).
Portable Document Format (PDF)
This site uses Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To view PDF files, you will need to download and install a PDF reader. The Adobe site offers:
• Adobe Acrobat PDF reader
• Accessibility conversion tools
• PDF Accessibility information
Problems accessing documents
If you have any problems accessing the documents published on this website, please contact us and we will supply you with the document in an accessible format.
Accessibility options and help for your web browser
Many web browsers have accessibility features, which help you use the web in the way that best suits you. We recommend you select the browser which best suits your needs, and these links give you some helpful guidance whether you want to best configure your web browser or download a more suitable one.
Note that there are many different web browsers available, and many versions of each of them, so it would be impractical for us to list them all here. We have chosen the most popular as a guide that you may find useful.
• Firefox help and support
• Opera help and support
• Netscape help and support
• Internet Explorer help and support
Accessibility options and help for your computer
To configure your operating system to tailor its accessibility features to your needs you may find these websites useful:
• Microsoft accessibility features for the Windows operating system
• Apple accessibility features for the Mac’s operating system
• Linux accessibility features for configuring the Linux operating system
• The BBC accessibility information site