We have made every effort to ensure this web site is easily readable using ‘plain English’. In addition, we have ensured that the design of this website is not an obstacle to its usability and readability.

Access keys

We haven’t used access keys as they can often interfere with the default keyboard shortcuts of modern browsers. The content is easily tab-navigable and screen-reader friendly.

Google maps

We have used a google map on this website. 

Use a screen reader

You can use Google Maps with these browsers and screen readers:

  • Chrome with ChromeVox on Chromebooks
  • Firefox with NVDA or JAWS on Windows
  • Safari with VoiceOver on Mac

Use your keyboard

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. On your keyboard, press Tab until the map is in focus.
  3. A portion of the map will be highlighted with a square. Below the square, there will be a numbered list of places in that area. From here, you can:
    • Move around the map: Use the arrow keys. Tip: To move the map by one square, hold Shift and press the arrow keys.
    • Zoom in or out of the map: Press the Plus (+) or Minus (-) keys .
    • Learn more about a place: Press the number associated with the place.
    • Tip: If there are more than 7 places in the highlighted area:
      • Press 9 to view more places.
      • Press 8 to return to previous places.

Find keyboard shortcuts

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Press Ctrl + /. A list of shortcuts will appear on your screen.

Find accessible transit

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the search bar, enter your destination.
  3. In the list of results, click the location you want.
  4. Click Directions and then Transit Transit.
  5. Click Options.
  6. Under “Routes,” click Wheelchair accessible.
  7. Choose your route.