We recognise the importance of providing a website that is accessible by all users. As such we have made every effort to ensure
that our site can be easily used by people with disabilities.
We have introduced the following features to ensure the best use of our site by all of our users.
- Headings and navigation menus
- HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles etc.
- Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and can be skipped easily.
- All images used in this site include descriptive tag attributes. Where an image has no use other than being decorative the alt tag is set to null
to allow easy reading of the site by all users.
- This site uses cascading style sheets for all visual layouts. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of
structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.
- You can apply your own stylesheet onto this website by:
- Internet Explorer
- Select Tools, then Internet Options, then Accessibility
- Next click on any or all 3 checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes
- In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says 'format document using my style sheet'
- Then browse to your stylesheet and click OK
- In Netscape
- Select Edit, then Preferences and then Appearance
- You will be given the choice to specify your own colours and fonts
- Tables are not used for layout use.
- Forms and fields
- All forms fields follow a logical tab sequence to ensure easy navigation.
- All links have been written to make sense when taken out of context. Where appropriate, we have also added link title attributes to describe
each link in greater detail.
If you would like to know more about accessibility and the Internet, you may be interested in the following websites:
- RNIB website - The Royal National Institute for the Blind
- www.w3.org/WAI - W3C accessibility guidelines
- www.bcab.org.uk - British Computer Association of the Blind
- www.bbc.co.uk/education/betsie - BBC web pages specially constructed to improve clarity for visually impaired users.
The website also includes other useful links
- www.disability.gov.uk - The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)
- JAWS - a screen reader for use with Windows
- Lynx - a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays
- Links - a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth
Lloyds Banking Group is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.