We are committed to ensure our services are accessible to all, both in our venues and the services we provide, and on our website.
For further information about how we make our venues and services accessible, please visit our Inclusive Services web pages.
This accessibility statement applies to www.lincsinspire.com. This website is run by Lincs Inspire Limited and we want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
We follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and use Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) specifications. You should be able to:
- Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. Please see our accessibility tips below.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances or exemptions listed below.
- Please note that our website may link to, or interface with, third party websites that we do not control. For example, when we display our pool programmes and group fitness classes. To maximize accessibility with our members, we are working with our partners to encourage them to comply with these standards.
- All PDFs and other office file formats that were published before 23 September 2018 are not in the scope of the regulations, however, we are reviewing all attachments, and these are being replaced with HTML. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
- Videos that were published before 23 September 2020 do not have captions and an audio description. Any new videos will only be published with these features, to provide pre-recorded media that can be accessed by everybody.
- We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
How we tested the website
We used axe DevTools, WAVE Evaluation Tool and ARC Toolkit to test how accessible www.lincsinspire.com is.
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille. We will all we can to accommodate your request. Please contact us:
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us using the details above.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
Lincs Inspire is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This statement was prepared on 4th January 2022. It was last reviewed on September 2021 and carried out by a member of the organisation’s third party web development team.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
These tips may also help you navigate and access our website:
- On Windows, press the Windows key and plus sign (+) at the same time to zoom in. You can also use the “Magnifier” application under “Accessories”.
- On Mac, go to “System Preferences”, open “Universal Access” and select the “Seeing” tab. Check the box under “Zoom” to “On”.
- On your Apple device, tap “Settings”, then “General”, then “Accessibility”. Tap the “Zoom” button and toggle it “On”.
Another trick is to use “Ctrl” (“Cmd” on Mac) plus the plus (+) or minus (-) keys when you’re in a web browser.
- In Internet Explorer, go to “Tools”, then “Internet Options”, on to “General”. From here, select “Colours, Fonts, or Accessibility”.
- In Mozilla Firefox, choose “Options”, then “Content”, then finally “Fonts & Colours”.
- In Safari, select “Preferences”, “Appearance” tab, and then hit the “Select…” button next to the font fields.
- In Chrome, go to “Preferences”, activate the “Show advanced settings” link, go to the “Web content” heading and change the “Font size”, “Customize fonts” in other ways, or set default “Page zoom”.
We recommend a mixture of settings like enlarging font size and zooming into the browser for a better experience.
There are free options available including NVDA for Windows and VoiceOver for Mac. What we recommend is JAWS for Windows. You can use this with your favorite web browser.
Screen readers accept input in a variety of ways, but one of the most common forms is through your keyboard. By pressing the down arrow in JAWS, for example, you are able navigate through items on the page. JAWS will also accept Braille input.
VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android are the screen readers that come built-in. To turn on VoiceOver, go to “Settings”, then “General”, to “Accessibility”, and then turn “VoiceOver” on. You can set the “Accessibility Shortcut” to “VoiceOver” from the “Accessibility” page in order to triple-click the “Home” button to toggle VoiceOver on and off. TalkBack has a similar feature.
“Zoom”, “Magnifier”, “Invert Colors”, “Color Filters”, and “Reduce White Point” are other features and tools on iOS that you can use. These are also available through the “Accessibility Shortcut”.