Meeting web standards

Eildon Housing Association believes the Internet should be easy to use for everyone, including those with disabilities. With this in mind, we are adopting a policy of accessibility and are designing this website to meet current web standards.

All development work carried out on this website aims to adhere to current Web Standards, as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

We are doing this to ensure our sites are compliant and can be displayed by W3C standards compliant browsers.

Design Guidelines

The website has been designed with these accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • we make sure that navigation throughout the site works in a consistent way.
  • we use a legible web font to make it easy for all to read. The size of the main body text can be enlarged for easier reading using the ‘Toggle Font Size’ widget on the left hand side of the screen.
  • all the images are given ‘alt text’ alternatives except those which are only decorative.
  • we never use colour as the only way to convey information.


While the pages can still be accessed in older browsers, to see them laid-out correctly will require a standards compliant browser. If you would like to upgrade your browser we recommend the latest free versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Downloadable Documents

Adobe Acrobat is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website. To download or upgrade this program for free, visit the Adobe website. To read PDF documents with a screen reader please visit the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources.

Need help reading our website?

We have added the world-leading digital inclusion software, Browsealoud, to our website – making our content more accessible with reading and translation support.

Try it out – it’s free!

Click on the Browsealoud launchpad that appears on the top right of your screen to launch the support toolbar. Then simply click on any text to hear it read out loud.

How does Browsealoud help?

Browsealoud offers a host of reading and translation support – helping you to access and understand our website better.
• text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
• translation: written and spoken translations in multiple languages
• text magnification: enlarges text and reads it out loud
• mp3 generation: converts selected text into an MP3 audio file
• screen mask: blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask
• web page simplifer: removes clutter from the screen, displaying only the main text
• settings: customise options to suit individual needs or preferences

All the features are accessed from an easy-to-use, floating toolbar – allowing you to drag and drop it anywhere on screen.

Watch the Browsealoud Features video to see Browsealoud in action.

Need support?

Visit, the dedicated support portal from Texthelp – the makers of Browsealoud.

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