Welcome to the Remploy website, we've tried to make our website intuitive and easy to use. Here are some useful tips for using the website.
Navigating the website
You can get around to the main sections of the website by using the navigation at the top of every page - Home, About Us, What We Do, Partners, Employers, Job Seekers, News & Media, Contact Us. Within each section, there is a secondary level of navigation which appears underneath the main headings. Refer to the diagram below for reference.
There are various related links featured on pages of our website to help you find other information that you may be interested in. These boxes can be found on the right hand side of your web page. You can simply click on these clicks to be directed to that content.
Alternatively you can use the site map on our website to find information that you want quickly and easily. The link to the site map can be found at the bottom of each web page.
The search feature on the website enables you to type in a keyword or phrase that you are interested and relevant content will be displayed in a list format.
At the top of your screen you will be able to view three buttons (refer to graphic below).
The first ‘A' is the website default setting and you will view the site as normal. Within this screen you can alter the site of the text easily within your browser settings. See below for further instruction.
The second ‘A' changes the font to a larger size and also changes the background colour of our website to create a higher contrast.
The third ‘A' setting changes the site to a high contrast setting and shows a text only alternative with a larger font size.
If you have difficulty using a mouse, you can scroll up and down pages using the arrows on your keyboard. Access keys are shortcuts programmed to navigate around the website. Hold down the "alt" key and type the required character to tell your browser where to go next. On some older browsers you may be required to press enter. On an Apple computer, use the "control" plus accesskey combination.
We have included a ‘skip to content' link to help screen reader and keyboard users navigation to the main content quickly.
Changing the size of the text
The easiest way to change text size is to click one of the AAA buttons at the top left of the page. The biggest A will give you the largest text size. Alternatively you can also customise your browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla, or similar programme) to make the text larger. If you are using Internet Explorer, click ‘View' then ‘Text size' and select ‘Medium', ‘Larger' or ‘Largest'.
You can also make the website talk by downloading the free text to speech software BrowseAloud. Simply install it and then move your mouse over any text, link, picture or button and BrowseAloud will speak it to you. The download is approximately 2.5Mb.
Watching video on this website
You will need to have a Flash player installed to watch video content on this website. You can download this by clicking on this link to the Adobe website. The download is 2.3MB and will take approximately 2 minutes to download on a 56k modem.
Reading PDF Documents
There are PDF documents in some parts of our website which you can download. You will need Adobe PDF reader to read these files; you can download this software by clicking on this link to the Adobe website and downloading the file. The download is 1.5MB and will take approximately 2 minutes on a 56k modem.
Finding a Remploy branch
To find a Remploy branch using our website, navigate to the ‘Our branches' page under ‘Contact us'. You will find a list of branches that we have throughout the UK, click on the one that is closest to you. The page that opens will provide you with an address and contact details of the relevant branch. In addition to this a map will be provided.
You can use this tool to get directions to a Remploy branch from your location by following these instructions:-
Click on the ‘To here' link within the call out box on the map, refer to the image below for reference. Once you have done that, type in your Postcode in the text box and click on ‘Get directions'. This will then provide a map and directions via Google maps.
Please note that this will open a new browser window which may cause difficulties for some screen readers. If you have a pop up blocker, you can change your settings
Where can I find out more about using the Internet?
The BBC website, My Web My Way, provides more detailed advice and help for people with disabilities use the World Wide Web. To find out more information, navigate to the BBC website by clicking on this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/