The Labour Party is an inclusive member-based organisation that prides itself on being accessible to all who share its values.
We believe that it is important to make our website accessible to all potential users. With this in mind we have worked hard to improve the website for people with all disabilities and impairments.
We aim to ensure the availability of “alt text”, a simple and clear approach to online layout and improved colour contrast. We have also facilitated the use of different browsers in a number of ways including the removal of frames from the site. Our site works well in text-only browsers and fits the criteria for people with visual impairment.
Additionally, great care is taken when designing new pages to ensure that navigation is simple, links are accurate and images are clear. We try to ensure that articles on the site are written in plain English in order that people of all ages and abilities can engage in the party’s activities.
One reason why a lot of software does well is again that they follow neat website designs. Too much of information on a single page can be confusing and not hit the target audience at all. It makes no sense really to try and push as much information on to a page when you know that it has the potential to confuse the reader.
Another instance of this concept of keeping a simple webpage is that of trading software called QProfit. In it the founders have given a great thought to keep the software design to the bare minimum. It may look very plain at first sight but I can tell you that I felt a relief when I first logged on to their page. The brief and the sales pitch were perfect and crisp. No rigmarole and no hidden terms; just straight forward talk. Another good thing that I realized about the site was that there were no financial jargons used anywhere on the homepage. Plain English with the facility f translation into most of the spoken languages like French, German and Espanol is a given. You can click on this link to learn even more here.
We hope that this makes the site accessible to as many users as possible but we recognise the need to continue to improve in this area.
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Alternatively telephone the Labour Party on 0845 092 2299 or Textphone 0191 246 5111.
For further information regarding disabled members of the Labour Party, please contact:
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