We need to stop poverty impacting the health and well-being of the next generation. To make this future possible, it’s vital that CAP can continue to provide the practical support and financial education for which we’re known. Read more…
Beaver Scouts are youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between eight and eight years six months. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping Read more…
The Yorkshire Vasculitis Support Groups were set up to support people in the Yorkshire regions who live with the rare autoimmune disease Vasculitis.We run patient support groups regularly throughout the Yorkshire counties with regular groups meeting in Gomersal in West Yorkshire and York in North Yorkshire. Other meetings have been run recently in new areas such as Rotherham in South Read more…
Support for people over 55 in Harrogate District to use a digital device to find information, make social connections or to benefit from online services. Individual telephone support and loan of tablets and the means to access to the internet. Read more…
At the WEA, we believe all adults should have access to the opportunities of education, right on their doorstep. With 2,000+ dedicated tutors, 3,000+ active volunteers and supportive members, working across 2,000+ course venues – we spread our impact nationwide. Read more…
Warm and Well in North Yorkshire is a partnership project bringing together organisations from the public, private and charity sector with the aim of reducing the number of cold homes, cold people and cold deaths within North Yorkshire. By working together, the project aims to reach communities and households across the seven districts of North Yorkshire. The project is managed Read more…
Walking Football at Harrogate Town has grown massively over the last few years. There has never been a better time to come and play at the CNG Stadium. here are two sessions :- Every Thursday – 12:30pm organised by Bernie Lyons – email Bernie to book a place walkingfootball at virginmedia.com The Harrogate Town AFC session will take place every Read more…
Experience Community is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that provides films and information about walks and other leisure activities for disabled people and the wider community. Because different people have varying abilities we don’t say what is or isn’t accessible, we simply provide information so that you can decide if the activity is suitable for your needs. Read more…
Children in School Year 1 – Year 6 are welcome to join us. A typical evening starts with games maybe using our parachute or outside in the garden if the weather is fine. We sing songs, then maybe have a puppet sketch or Bible story. The children always enjoy the craft which is based on the evenings’ Bible story. Generally Read more…
We are Spark. We want to ignite the conversation about mental health, no matter where we are, and what it takes.We have our fantastic Peer Support Group, with over 950 members, where every single person helps everyone else, no matter what. We celebrate the good times together, and we help each other through the bad. Read more…
In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way. We exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity. Read more…
Join us for a game of lightweight indoor bowls. Gentle exercise, good company and lots of fun! Come along to The Bridge Coffee Bar on Mondays from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon. No charge but small donations welcome. Sandwiches, cakes and scones are available from the Bridge Coffee Bar from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm and hot food from 11.45 Read more…
We feel like we are coming late to make a statement about the recent exposure of SIM and HIN approaches to responding to people in distress who may present as ‘high intensity users’ and want to wholeheartedly thank and support #stopsim and all other campaigning comrades for their tireless work in bringing these shocking issues to the fore. Read more…
Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the Unicorn Hotel, Ripon. Local Lions Clubs are autonomous members of Lions International, whose motto is ‘We Serve’. Each club serves its own local community, but clubs come together on a regional, national and international basis to serve the needy, the sick and people with disabilities worldwide. Read more…
Ripon has a long history as a place of sanctuary, and our goal is to help continue that. In 937, King Athelstan created a ring of sanctuary around Ripon by placing eight crosses on the roads approaching the city, with the cathedral at the centre. Only one of these now remains but you can still follow the Sanctuary Way Walk Read more…
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. Each week, we help our young members, male and female, aged 6-25, of every background and faith as well as those with no religion, enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience Read more…
We are now working with a small team of volunteer drivers to offer transport to passengers without any other means to attend Covid-19 vaccinations, health appointments and to reach other local destinations. Please give us a call weekdays on 01423 813090 if you are struggling with transport. Our volunteers will use their own cars to pick you up from your Read more…
Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths Read more…
Project Linus UK is a volunteer organisation. We aim to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through the provision of new home made patchwork quilts and knitted blankets, and give volunteers across the UK the opportunity to contribute to their local community. Read more…
While there is no pressure at St Andrew’s to be anything other than who you are, we do believe that it is important that people are challenged to grow in their faith and their walk with God. We encourage people, when they are ready, to take a full and active part in church life. Read more…
Playbox meets from 10-11.30 on Friday mornings during term time at Gracious Street Methodist Church in Knaresborough. Our group is for Mums, Dad’s, Grandparents or carers and children from birth to 4 years old. When you come along you and your child can experience a variety of activities, toys and crafts as well as the chance to make new friends. Read more…
The Pinewoods Conservation Group was formed in October 2002 and became a registered charity (Reg Charity No:1097890) on 30th January 2003. A copy of our constitution can be downloaded here. The group’s aim is to promote the maintenance and conservation of the environment within the Harrogate area and especially the area known as the Pinewoods, situated between the Valley Gardens Read more…
Pannal Youth Club had a visit from their local PSCO Bex Moorhouse, who came in to talk about her job and how young people can keep themselves safe whilst out and about and online. There were lots of good questions asked and the highlight for the group was to sit in the police car and set the sirens off. Pannal Read more…
A huge “thank you” to five parishioners who have volunteered to man the Covid-19 helpline number on a rota between the hours of 8am and 6pm every day. They will be able to allocate help from the pool of 140 local volunteers so if you need support or know someone who does, please don’t hesitate to call: 07502 984986 between Read more…
Together, we are providing a round-the-clock service so we can be there for key workers, whenever and wherever they need us for support with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. By combining our services we are able to offer practical, non-judgemental support with problems ranging from feeling overwhelmed or stressed through to coping with the bereavement of a colleague or Read more…
Established in 2016, Oatlands Community Group is a voluntary, not-for-profit, small charity organisation located in the heart of the Oatlands area of Harrogate. Our main aim is the creation of community spirit and a sense of shared belonging enriching our community for future generations. We are not about making money, more about building community spirit and having fun at the Read more…
Welcome to the North Stainley Village We aim to make the site a one-stop-shop for all the information you’ll need about North Stainley and the surrounding area, and we hope you will enjoy taking time to look around. Read more…
NiddFest aims to establish itself as the first on-going festival celebrating nature in writing for both children and adults, using the Upper Nidderdale landscape to ensure a link between talks and the environment, creating an inspirational festival for the widest possible audience. Read more…
The Men’s Shed movement aims to provide facilities and friendships for men of all ages, to share experience and skills, to counter loneliness and lack of direction. The Pateley Shed is in its infancy. Charitable status has been acquired and we now have premises. If you are interested in finding out more please get in touch. Read more…
We are a registered charity, offering support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. We aim to help all parents enjoy an experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood which enriches their lives and gives them confidence in being a parent. Read more…
Offers support to families in Harrogate, Richmondshire and Craven who have a child or member with autism or Asperger syndrome. For further details, please contact the branch by email or on 07824 473871 (a message can be left for one of our committee members). Read more…
Just ‘B’ is one of a range of services offered by North Yorkshire Hospice Care, the registered charity helping local people to live with terminal illness and bereavement. Just ‘B’ is one of a range of services offered by North Yorkshire Hospice Care, the registered charity helping local people to live with terminal illness and bereavement. Read more…
Just ‘B’ offers emotional wellbeing and bereavement support to children, young people and adults across North Yorkshire, as well as supporting NHS, care sector and emergency service workers nationally through a dedicated helpline in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more…
Just B is offering emotional wellbeing support to people in the Harrogate District, Hambleton and Richmondshire, with our new Hear to Help phoneline, available to anyone who may be dealing with anxiety at this time. The line is manned by trained staff and volunteers and is available seven days a week, 8am-8pm. Please see our safeguarding and information policy here: Read more…
At Hospitality Action we have a whole range of support services to help hospitality people back on their feet again after a setback. Each year we help thousands of people through challenging times. We want you to know that we’re here for you when life takes an unexpected turn. Read more…
We are Hope Community Services, a homelessness charity based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. e support homeless people from across the UK who are in crisis and have nowhere else to turn. We work with people to get their lives back on track and end their cycle of homelessness for good. Read more…
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alongside console screenshots of code examples:
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In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels;
descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups),
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Disability profiles supported in our website
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Visually Impaired Mode: this mode adjusts the website for the convenience of users with visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.
Cognitive Disability Mode: this mode provides different assistive options to help users with cognitive impairments such as Dyslexia, Autism, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.
ADHD Friendly Mode: this mode helps users with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders to read, browse, and focus on the main website elements more easily while significantly reducing distractions.
Blindness Mode: this mode configures the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is software for blind users that is installed on a computer and smartphone, and websites must be compatible with it.
Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired): this profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
Additional UI, design, and readability adjustments
Font adjustments – users, can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
Color adjustments – users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different coloring options.
Animations – epileptic users can stop all running animations with the click of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.
Content highlighting – users can choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements only.
Audio muting – users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets users mute the entire website instantly.
Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
Additional functions – we provide users the option to change cursor color and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many other functions.
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