Accessibility

The Sinfonia Viva site is designed to exploit accessibility menus and features specific to different browsers where these exist.

Sinfonia Viva's website meets W3C Priority Level 2 ('Should' or 'Level Double-A') accessibility criteria defined by the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). It exceeds the Priority Level 1 ('Must' or 'Level A') features regarded as the basic minimum for accessibility such as colour contrast of font and backgound colours.

The code in this site has passed validation (CSS, XHTML Strict 1.0).

The webpages have been tested in a range of current and less-modern versions of standard browsers within MS Windows and Linux, including text-only browsers.

Changing Font Sizes

We have worked hard to try to ensure that our website can be viewed in the way you would choose to view it. The design is such that, should you decide to increase or decrease the font size, for instance, the site will re-arrange itself to accomodate your changes. A lot of websites are designed with fixed-sized text which cannot be resized - this is not the case with ours.

Should you wish to change the text size, the following table gives the menu and keyboard shortcut options for a selection of major browsers.

ActionBrowserMenu choicesWindows shortcutMacintosh shortcut
Increase
text size
Firefox, Netscape View ›
Text Size ›
Increase
Ctrl++ Command+
Internet Explorer View ›
Text Size ›
Larger, Largest
Ctrl+mouse wheel  
Opera View >
Zoom >
%
+
or 
0 (increase 10%)
Command+
Safari View >
Make Text Bigger
  Command+
 
Decrease
text size
Firefox, Netscape View ›
Text Size ›
Decrease
Ctrl+- Command-
Internet Explorer View ›
Text Size ›
Smaller, Smallest
Ctrl+mouse wheel  
Opera View >
Zoom >
%
-
or 
9 (decrease 10%)
Command-
Safari View >
Make Text Smaller
  Command-


Adobe Acrobat (PDF files)

Some documents in this site are stored in Portable Document Format (PDF). This file format is used to store documents with complex formatting that the authors would like to preserve (typically text in several columns and mixed with a number of graphics).

To view and print PDF files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (or an equivalent PDF viewer) installed:  download the software.

Alternative ways to read PDF files
Adobe provide a free online tool which converts PDF files to text. You may find this useful if you use screen reader software or an audio-enabled web browser. To use this service, send the web address (URL) of the PDF document you want to read through the web form Online Conversion Tools for Adobe PDF Documents. The service will return the document to you as a web page (HTML) or as plain text. Alternatively, you can choose to get it emailed to you as an attachment.

More information about alternative ways to read PDF files can be found at:

Adobe Reader - In Depth

Provision for users with more complex needs

If your access to information on the site is impaired by specific needs beyond those already catered for, please contact us. You can reach Sinfonia Viva directly using any of the methods below. We will arrange wherever possible to have the information you require made available to you by other means.

  • By telephone - 01332 207570
  • By email - Our general email address is info [at] vivaorch.co.uk
  • By post - 
    Sinfonia Viva
    Suite 17 
    Beaufort Business Centre 
    Beaufort Street 
    Derby 
    DE21 6AX

Photo by Reddy Aprianto