The Diocese of Bath & Wells is committed to ensuring the inclusion of disabled people in all aspects of church life and mission. It enshrines the principle that all people employed or accessing services offered by the Diocese of Bath & Wells are treated equally. You can find out more on our Disability – Open to All page.
This principle extends to our website, which has been designed and developed with all users in mind. We continue to work to ensure that as many people as possible can use our website, no matter what their ability.
Every effort has been made to make this website compatible with assistive technology. It should be usable by recent versions of assistive technologies including NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access), ZoomText, and Dragon Naturally Speaking. It should also be usable by screen magnifiers and speech recognition software found on your operating system.
You can access specific help for your particular computer or mobile/tablet operating system from the list below:
- Advice for Microsoft users (opens in a new window)
- Advice for Apple users (opens in a new window)
- Advice for Linux users(opens in a new window)
How to get the most accessible experience
We understand that many users will want to customise their web experience to suit their own individual needs. To help you get the most from your experience, we have made our site as compatible as we can so you can utilise browser based accessibility options and functionality. If you’re using Google Chrome you can use this link to find suitable extensions.
Make the text bigger
Reading text on a screen is not always easy for some people. All modern browsers contain a font size tool which allows you to customise the size of the text on display to make it easier to read. Press the Ctrl button on your Windows keyboard together with the + sign to make the text bigger and the Ctrl button with the – button to make it smaller.
Find out more about changing the text size in your browser (opens in a new window).
Change the colours
Although we’ve tried to use colours that would make it easy to read, we know that some people have trouble with reading text on certain colours. Many modern browsers will allow you to change to a different contrast of colours.
You can find out more about using your own colours with your browser here (opens in a new window).
There are a number of Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) and Microsoft Word documents on the website. If you are having trouble opening these files you may need additional software:
- For Adobe PDFs, download the latest Adobe Reader software (opens in a new window)
- For Microsoft Word documents, download the latest Word Viewer software (opens in a new window)
If you need extra help
If you need extra help in using computers, the web and assistive technologies, we recommend you visit BBC My Web, My Way (opens in a new window). This site has videos and information to help you use the accessibility features of your computer and shows how to make it easier to use the web.
While we’ve tried to ensure this site is accessible, you may encounter some limitations. Although we always aim to communicate in clear and simple language this isn’t always possible. If you do find there are parts of the website that are inaccessible we want to hear from you so please get in touch using the contact details below.
Let us know if you are having difficulties
If you have any difficulty using our website or spot any problems, please send us your feedback. We’re happy to hear from you and all constructive feedback will be considered as we strive to continually improve our site. You can email the comms team or call us at the Old Deanery.
If you need some advice on what to write, please read this guide (opens in a new window).
This website has been tested on Windows and Apple Mac (Mac OS) with:
- Internet Explorer +8
- Google Chrome
We have also tested the site for the Apple iPad and iPhone.