The intent is to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) (AA Level) as far as possible, which includes the following:

How the site is built

The Southend In Sight site is built using HTML5 and CSS3. This creates a fast loading website that is accessible to screen readers and is usable in most browsers and browsers available on non-Windows systems.


All text is legible and readable with good size and contrast, and appears even if JavaScript is disabled. Text in images is avoided where possible, but is always available in the ALT tags. We use Plain English as much as possible. Should you need to, most browsers enable you to change the text size.

Images and Design

All images have ALT tags. Where appropriate, ALT tags provide screen reader users and those with images turned off with a description of the content of the picture.

Browser Updates

We have tried to make our website compatible with all browsers. However, if you are using an older browser, our pages may not be presented in the best possible way. It may help you to download a newer version of a browser.

Our Commitment

Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We will be continually working to improve the accessibility and usability of the website, but if you have any suggestions or are experiencing any difficulties downloading files or accessing a particular page please contact us.

Southend in Sight is the Community Services Division of Southend Blind Welfare Organisation. Southend Blind Welfare Organisation is an independent charity providing practical support and advice to those living with visual impairment and blindness in the Southend-on-Sea area. Registered Charity No: 1069765