What are we doing?
We want everyone who visits the Pause website to feel welcome, to be able to find the information they need and to find the experience rewarding.
To help us make this website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level A as the target for our website.
How are we doing?
We’ve worked hard on this website and believe we’ve achieved our goal of Level A accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, but if you do find any problems, please contact our national team.
Inclusive and anti-oppressive language
Language can be harmful if not used carefully. Pause chooses to use language that includes, rather than excludes people, and respects the terms individuals choose for themselves.
We recognise that language develops and changes. We have regular discussions about language and take time to research and discuss alternatives. For example, we currently use the term ‘people from Black and Brown communities’. This is the form of words that the anti-racism group at Pause – which includes people from those communities – has agreed on, but we keep inclusive language under review.