Direct Line Group has built this site to be accessible and usable to as many people as possible. This website is designed and built with full consideration of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as part of their Web Accessibility Initiative.
Our aim is for the whole site to be to the highest WCAG standards. Accordingly this website aims to facilitate equal access to people with disabilities using technologies other than standard web browsers, such as screen readers.
Here are some straight-forward website accessibility guides that can enable you to:
Our sites fully utilise CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to separate content from presentation, reducing file sizes and increasing download speeds. Most images have been regulated to the CSS document and where possible text alternatives for graphical content have been provided.
Style sheet, Colours and Text formats
You can import your own style sheet onto this website for your ease of access. This can be done in Internet Explorer by following these steps:
select ‘Internet Options’
select the ‘Accessibility’ button
chose the corresponding checkboxes to ignore the font sizes, font styles and ignore colours
then to use your style sheet, whilst in the same window, select the checkbox ‘Format document using my style sheet’
finally select your style sheet and select ‘OK’
[Note that from stage 3 you can alternatively simply choose to ignore the site’s colours, fonts and text sizes].
Adjusting Text Sizes
To quickly adjust the size of the text, follow these steps in Internet Explorer:
then select ‘Text Size’
then chose your preferred text size