The Carnegie UK Trust is fully committed to ensuring that its website is accessible and inclusive for all user groups, including people with disabilities.

The design and build of the website has taken into account the following guidelines:

  • The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
  • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995, (Part III)

The Disability Discrimination Act states unambiguously that private and public sector web sites must be accessible. Guidelines include:

  • Allowing users to control text sizes
  • Using an easy to read font type
  • Ensuring suitable foreground and background colour contrast
  • Using clear and simple grammar
  • Providing meaningful text equivalents for pictures
  • Providing simple and consistent site navigation
  • Ensuring the target of each link is clearly defined
  • Providing a full sitemap
  • Providing navigational short cuts for users of text only browsers and page readers
  • Using appropriate structural mark-up to maximise browser support
  • Ensuring all content and functionality is available to users without content style sheet (CSS), image and script support

Standards compliance

  1. The pages on our website conform at a minimum to level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The majority of pages meet level AA and AAA requirements.
  2. The pages within the website should validate as HTML5 and use structured semantic markup. HTML5 is a new implementation of the markup language and although all pages are checked against the most current validators the HTML5 syntax is much more relaxed and allows for a combination of HTML4 and XHTML standards. So errors may be wrongly reported until validators and the advisory group finalise and agree upon the draft spec.
  3. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup, eg, H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles.


We have checked the site’s font and background colour combinations against the different colour blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear.

PDF documents

A number of downloadable PDF documents are available to download from the web site. In order to view these files, you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.

Font sizes

You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser.

Style sheets

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured. The site makes use of some advanced features of CSS3, the latest version of the technology, this allows for greater separation between content and visual elements.

If you would like to comment on the accessibility of our site please contact us.


This website has been designed and built to take advantage of the latest versions of HTML and CSS, these are supported in the latest versions of most web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 9. All content is fully accessible regardless of browser or browsing device and suitable fallbacks are in place for less advanced browsers.