Rise North East is committed to making its website available to as many people as possible, meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and makes every effort to ensure its communications are accessible to those with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments.
Many Internet users can find websites difficult to use due to the way they have been designed. We recognise that this is an important issue and are making changes to ensure that the Rise North East's website is accessible in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines.
We have strived to make this website adhere to priority 1 and 2 guidelines and in some cases priority 3 as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
We strive to obey the spirit of the UK Disability Discrimination Act 1995 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission. Changes to improve accessibility are ongoing, but if you come across a page you find difficult to use please let us know by contacting us.