Lewisham Homes is committed to ensuring this website can be accessed and used effectively by everyone. To demonstrate this commitment, this website currently complies with the following web standards:
Watchfire® Bobby 5.0 is a web accessibility testing tool designed to help expose barriers to accessibility and encourage compliance with existing accessibility guidelines.
The Lewisham Homes website currently holds the highest Bobby accreditation, the Triple-A level.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was created in October 1994 to lead the world wide web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability.
The Lewisham homes website also complies with W3C XHTML 1.0, and adheres to the W3C CSS standard.
Web Browser Guidance
This site has been designed and tested to support a wide variety of web browsers and versions. However you may experience formatting problems on a small number of older browser versions and we therefore recommend that you use the latest available version of your particular web browser software. You can usually check which version you have from the 'About' option on your browser's 'Help' menu.
All the pages on this website have been designed to be viewed in a single screen width with any computers set for a screen resolution of 800x600 or more.
If you find the text size on this website too small or too large, you can change the size of the text via your web browser.
If you are using Internet Explorer 5.0 or a more recent version, go to the menu at the top of the browser page and select View, from the list of options, select Text Size. You will see a side menu open up; select the size you wish to view the website in.
Printer Friendly pages
All pages throughout the site are printer friendly.
You will find a number of downloadable documents on the site most of which are in PDF format, you can view an explanation of PDF files here.
To be able to view any PDF document on this website, you will need to ensure that you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer. You can download the free Reader software here.
Once you have installed this software, you will be able to open up any of the PDF documents made available on our website.
Browsealoud and speech enabled browsing
Speech enabled browsing means that you can hear this website read aloud.
How does it work?
You can download free software to your personal computer as a plug-in. Once installed you can hear this site read aloud. There are many other websites that you can listen to but only if they have been speech enabled.
Who uses it?
Browsealoud reads web pages aloud for people who have;
- mild visual impairments
- English as a second language.
Reading large amounts of text on screen can be difficult for those with literacy and visual impairments.
How do I download it?
You will find full instructions on how to download and install the plug-in on the Browsealoud website. Once installed there will be a small icon on your systemtray at the bottom right of your browser window.
What do you think of Browsealoud?
We would like to hear about your experiences of using Browsealoud. Please contact us using the email address below.
020 8613 7656
Useful accessibility links