Accessibility Statement

The Society of St Vincent de Paul commits to making its website accessible in line with the European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.

This accessibility statement applies to

Compliance Status:

Our website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1, level AA. We strive to make our site accessible to the broadest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability, by continuously enhancing the user experience and adhering to essential accessibility standards. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) set forth requirements for designers and developers to enhance accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Our website is designed to meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards and to adhere to all priority 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Non-accessible Content:

All content on this website conforms to WCAG 2.1 AA standards. We ensure our site meets the following technical standards:

  • Accessibility: We maintain WAI AA compliance for every page.
  • Code: The site uses W3C XHTML 1.0 for clear coding.
  • Formatting: Consistent with W3C recommendations, all formatting is handled by a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) file. Users can disable this file for a "plain text" version of the site if preferred.

The website is also designed to be compatible with most browsers, including older versions that lack CSS compatibility, allowing access even when graphical layouts cannot be displayed.

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Accessibility Tools

You can access the built-in accessibility tools by clicking on the small blue man icon at the top right-hand side of the screen.

The tools available include:

  • Increase Text
  • Decrease Text
  • Grayscale
  • High Contrast
  • Negative Contrast
  • Light Background
  • Links Underline
  • Readable Font

If you have suggestions on how SVP can further improve the accessibility of this website, please contact us at


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