The aim of this accessibility statement is to help users to get the most out of our site by explaining the accessibility features that have been included.

This website is intended to be accessible to all. If you have any problems using any part of this site we’ll be very glad to help so please contact us. Some further useful tips for anyone wishing to address an accessibility issue with any website provider can be found here:

The GOV.UK, Ability Net, and BBC My Web My Way websites provides excellent, practical accessibility help, enabling users to make the most of the internet whatever their ability or disability. Through navigating to the above links will allow hints and tips as well as guides to perform tasks such as: magnification of your screen, change fonts, enable screen readers and other accessibility tools that can be utilised.

Web Standards

This website has been designed in line with WCAG 1.0 guidelines, aiming to meet all minimum criterion for level AA. In order to comply with core aspects of the accessibility guidelines is to comply with W3C Web Standards. In order to comply with these standards, the site is written in HTML and CSS which is complies with the current standard and is valid. By complying with these standards makes it easier for the technologies assisting users (e.g. screen-readers) to understand and interpret the site easily. This standards-compliance makes it easier for assistive technologies, such as screen readers, to interpret the content of the site.

Text size

The site has been designed to work with larger text sizes, and the size of the text can easily be changed to suit your needs. This can be done using your internet browser’s toolbar. Alternatively, the size of the text can be changed using the following key strokes:

  • To increase the page size, press Ctrl and +
  • To decrease the page size, press Ctrl and –
  • To reset the page size, press Ctrl and 0

Page structure

We try to give each page on our site a clear, descriptive heading.

The global navigation appears in the same place at the top of every page. Page introductions are positioned below each page title to highlight the type of content you will find on the page. At any point, you can return to the homepage by clicking on the Manor Estates Housing Association logo.


Links between pages are clearly denoted by buttons that have curved borders. We try to ensure that a link accurately describes the page it leads to.

PDF files

Some information on our site is held in Portable Document Format (pdf). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to access these files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.