Accessibility on The Sampler
At The Sampler and Sound and Music we believe that all of our platforms should be made available to and enjoyed by all.
We have worked hard to ensure that our website is accessible and in turn created a user friendly experience for all visitors to our site.
This is a high priority for us and it will remain an essential part of our developments.
What we have done
- We have designed our website to be responsive, so that it works equally on computers, phones, and tablets.
- This also allows the site to scale easily as you zoom in, making it more usable.
- Having a consistent navigation structure, so it is easy to tell where you are, and how to get elsewhere
As The Sampler is a user driven site we cannot always control the way in which content appears.
How to adjust your computer to make websites easier to see and use*
*This information has been taken from the Arts Council England Accessibility Statement & Advice*
There are some changes you can make to your computer to make any website, including ours, easier to see and use on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet.
We have listed some useful resource below to help you do this.
You can also take a look at My Computer My Way a resource developed by AbilityNet with support from Microsoft and the BBC as a source of accessibility help for all computer users. This unique resource explains all the accessibility features available in popular desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, including Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. All of these devices have features that enable people to adapt their computer to suit their needs, such as changing the colours and text size or using voice activation. Take a look at My Computer My Way to find out more about what features you could be using.
If you have dyslexia, or difficulty reading content:
You may find that changing the colours on screen, using larger text, or using a different font, will be helpful.
The following links describe some ways you can adjust your device:
If you have a vision impairment:
You may find content difficult or impossible to read onscreen.
A free option, which is built into the majority of devices, is the ability to zoom in on content. On a computer, this can be done in your web browser by holding down the control key (ctrl), and then using the mouse wheel to zoom in and zoom out. Keyboard users can do the same by using ctrl and + to zoom in, and ctrl and – to zoom out.
Further reading that may be useful:
Accessibility for the Future
We recognise that websites change over time; they evolve as content is added, behaviour changes, and features are added and removed. We know that it is important to ensure accessibility is considered throughout this process.
We will do everything we can to make our website more usable and accessible for everyone and we will carry out regular reviews on our platforms.
We welcome your feedback so that we can continue to improve our website.
If you have any ideas for improvements or are finding difficulties using our website please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Data Protection Officer
Sound and Music
The Organisation for New Music and Sound
(trading as Sound and Music)
A company limited by guarantee registered in England under number 6581022
Registered office: Oxford House, Derbyshire St, London E2 6HG
Last updated – June 2021