Website accessibility is about making websites easy to use for all users regardless of ability, language, education or technology.

This site has been designed to be accessible to a wide range of users. Below are some of the features used across this site.

High Contrast

If you have difficulty reading the content of the site, you can reverse the contrast so that light coloured text appears on a dark background. To do this you will need to adjust your browser settings.

Text Size

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which it is displayed. Users can hold Ctrl on their keyboard and use either the mouse scroll wheel or the - or + keys to zoom.

Access Keys

If you have difficulty in using a mouse or similar device, we have implemented a standard access key system to help you move around the site. Below are the access keys in use on this site:

  • 1 - Home Page

  • 2 - Safeguarding Adults Cookie Policy

  • 3 - Safeguarding Children Cookie Policy

  • 4 - VAWDASV Cookie Policy

  • 5 - Safeguarding Adults Contact Us

  • 6 - Safeguarding Children Contact Us

  • 7 - VAWDASV Contact Us

  • 8 -  Safeguarding Adults Access Key Details

  • 9 -  Safeguarding Children Access Key Details

  • 0 -  VAWDASV Access Key Details

Different web browsers use access keys in different ways so make sure you know which web browser you have and what keys you need to press.

Browser Access Keys

The table below lists some of the common browsers and their shortcut keys.

Browser Access Keys
Web BrowserModifier


Alt on Windows and Linux

Ctrl + Opt on Mac


Alt + ⇧ Shift on Windows and Linux

Ctrl on Mac (up to v14.0)  

Ctrl + Opt on Mac (v14.0.1 and higher)

Internet Explorer



⇧ Shift + Esc must be pressed before access key

Safari 3

Ctrl for Mac

Alt for Windows

Safari 4 and higher

Ctrl + Opt on Mac

Alt on Windows