Accessibility for all
First Student recognises the need for this website to be accessible to all. We have implemented a number of features to make this website easy to use, especially for users with disabilities.
This website aims to conform to Level A standard of the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. It also includes many features found in AA sites such as colour considerations and easily resizable fonts. We will continue to make improvements and make sure this website conforms to these guidelines.
Please contact us if you have questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you have difficulty using it.
Accessibility features on this website
The following features improve navigation for text only browsers, screen reader users, and users of keyboard navigation.
This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser supports it, stylesheets can be disabled or over-ridden to customise the appearance of the website, to your preference.
An Access key is a keyboard shortcut that replaces the need to use a mouse for navigation. In most Windows browsers you can press ALT + an access key; and Macintosh users can press Control + an access key. Then, if necessary, press Enter to activate the link.
The following Access keys are enabled throughout the website:
- C : Go to Main Content
- N : Go to Primary Navigation
- 0 : Jump to Accessibility Statement page (this page)
- 1 : Jump to Home page
- 2 : Jump to About First Student UK page
- 3 : Jump to Safer school transport page
- 4 : Jump to Setting the standards page
- 5 : Jump to Our report card page
- 6 : Jump to School transport links page
- 7 : Jump to Contact us page
- 8 : Jump to Sitemap page
- L : Jump to Legal Notice page
These Access keys are based on UK Government guidelines. We have attempted to avoid conflicts with commonly used operating system shortcuts.
You can change the font size of each page to your preference through the browser.
- In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
- In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.
- In Firefox press CTRL + to increase font size and CTRL - to decrease. CTRL 0 will reset sizes to default.
Labels are used to assist access to form fields. All forms follow a logical tab sequence.
Tables are used to display tabular data. Tables are not used for general site layout. This means our tables are being used in a correct and meaningful manner.
The site has been designed to be easy to read through its colour combinations. If you have any difficulty in reading parts of the site, try increasing the font size, or try altering the visual appearance.
We have worked hard to ensure that our links are meaningful, and some links are explained in greater detail by using a title attribute.
This website is built to XHTML 1.0 and CSS 1.0 / 2.0 standards.
This website will function and look as intended in browsers that support these standards. The most common of these are;
- Firefox 1.0.5 +
- Internet Explorer 6.0+
If you do not have one of these browsers installed or are unable to upgrade, you may find the website easier to use by disabling CSS altogether - please see your browsers help documentation for further information.
Please contact us if you require further information.
Questions or feedback
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments regarding accessibility on this website.