Accessibility Statement

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is committed to making its Website accessible, in accordance with the European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.

This accessibility statement applies to


Compliance Status

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level AA.

SVP is committed to providing its website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and adhering to the required accessibility standards.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2.1) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

The pages on this website are designed to be WCAG2.1 AA compliant, and to comply with 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 have tried to ensure that our site meets the following technical standards:

  • Accessibility: SVP aims to maintain every page of our site at WAI AA compliance level.
  • Code: The site is produced using W3C XHTML 1.0 for code clarity.
  • Formatting: In line with W3C recommendations, all formatting is in a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) file. Users may choose to disable this file and see a "plain text" version of the site if they prefer.

The website has also been designed to be compatible with most browsers. Older browser versions which lack CSS compatibility can still access the site although the content may display without its graphical layout.

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Accessibility Tools

The built-in accessibility tools can be accessed from clicking on the small blue man icon on the top righthand side of the screen.

Tools include:

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

If you have any suggestions as to how SVP could improve the accessibility of this website, please contact

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