Access to Information & Guidance – to be able to get information, advice and support on a wide range of issues that affect your life, as and when you need it.
It is your right to be able to access information and guidance. WSA’s ongoing promise is to deliver this to all young people across Wales. Providing you with information on all of the subjects and issues that affect your life, in ways that are easy to understand, will help you to make the decisions in your life that are best for you.
The WSA website aims to help you better understand the ways you can access the information you need on our website, regardless of your level of ability or if you have a disability.
While embracing new technologies, we also aim to:
- ensure that users with a disability can gain access with their assistive software or computer settings
- ensure users are pointed to the right direction to get information on how to customise their computers.
Being Heard – it is your right to have the opportunity to be involved in making decisions, planning and reviewing an action that might affect you.
We will be continually involving you in developing our accessibility statement so that you can have a say in how we can make information more accessible and understandable for you. If you have any feedback or comments on how we can do so, please contact us.
We will be regularly reviewing this document to ensure it is as current and useful as possible.
For more information on accessibility visit the BBC’s ‘My Web, My Way – Accessibility Help’.
This site conforms to the web standards defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and complies with the UK Disability Discrimination Act of 1995.
Because of this, one may view the site:
- using a wide range of devices such as mobile phones, hand-held computers and screen-readers,
- using a computer of any age and specification that can run a standards-compliant browser (such as Firefox or Internet Explorer 7),
and it will remain accessible and understandable.
The site’s layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired and is compatible with popular screen reading software.
WSA’s website accessibility is guided by the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and we strive to meet the AA standard wherever possible.
Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user-friendly experience. Where the highest standards of accessibility cannot be met WSA will aim to provide the information in an accessible format on request.
If you experience any problems with the site or if you have any comments, please contact us.
Changing text size
The WSA website is designed to let you change the text size and other display settings through standard browser settings. This page from the W3C shows you how to use some of these browser display settings, Screen Readers & Viewers (external link)
Certain information on this site requires that you have the right software to view it. This page offers links to freely available viewers and readers. Please note that these links are placed here for your convenience, WSA does not endorse any of these products. All links are to external websites.
Readers and viewers allow you to read file-types associated with commercial programmes without having the program installed on your computer. Readers and viewers can be up to 12MB in size but only need to be downloaded once.
- Word Reader for Linux (external link)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (external link)
- Adobe Flash Player (external link)
- Microsoft Word Viewer (external link)
- Microsoft Excel Viewer (external link)
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Viewer (external link)
If you are using a screen reader or similar assistive technology to read our site, you may wish to use Adobe’s online conversion tool to create html versions of pdf documents. You can access it at the following URL:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html (external link)