Access

Access

Access Information

We are committed to engaging as many of Coventry’s citizens and visitors
as possible as we develop and deliver the City of Culture 2021
programme.

This includes ensuring that all our communication with the public, our artists and our teams is accessible.

We will do this by creating accessible and inclusive design, using accessible language and creating relevant and accessible content for our digital platforms.

In line with our wider Access Strategy which focuses on access from the perspective of disability, we will continue throughout our work to learn, to improve and to respond to feedback. Our new, full Access Strategy will be launched soon.

We are committed to working with experts in the cultural sector, including disability-led organisations and professionals with lived experience, both local and national. We will always seek new opportunities to develop and also welcome feedback from those who engage with our work.

We recognise this work is not finished and will be developing this page, and our access work, in line with the feedback we receive from the public, industry professionals and working groups. If you have any questions or feedback related to our Marketing and Communications access policy, please contact [email protected] or 02476 998 221.

To view the access guidelines we are working towards please see our reference guides here:

Our Access Guidelines - Marketing and Communications

Our Access Guidelines - Marketing and Communications Large Print

Urban Astronaut Image by Andrew Moore

Urban Astronaut Image by Andrew Moore

Making the most of our website

Our website incorporates UserWay’s Accessibility Widget. This widget can always be found at the bottom right hand side of every page of our website. This is a free, optional choice for all visitors to our website to use if they wish.

The widget offers a broad selection of functions that you can mix and match to meet your individual accessibility needs.

Each of the functions below can be turned on or off and most can be set to the your requirements. 

The UserWay widget includes optional settings for:

Getting around the website with options for keyboard navigation, screen reading and a large cursor option. 

Reading options including increasing the text size, changing fonts/typefaces, highlighting links, text spacing and tooltips to show alternative text and aria labels.

You can tailor the presentation of the webpages you visit by toggling the light and dark mode options to adjust contrast themes, colour inversion and the option to stop animations.

There is also a reading guide for users who are visually impaired, those who live with a cognitive disability, and those who experience Presbyopia (near-vision impairment).

UserWay's Accessible Widget

UserWay's Accessible Widget