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Accessibility statement

HEU accessibility statement

The HEU is committed to maintaining a website that is easy for the majority of our members to both access and use. With that goal in mind, we have included the following accessibility features in the HEU website:

  • Comply with the international guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an organization that develops protocols to ensure accessible long-term growth of the web.
  • The site has been built using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) which aids in decreasing the download time of the site, making it more accessible for browsers using dial-up modems, slow connections or those operating outside of major urban centres.
  • A text size switcher has been included (top right, beside the search) which allows you as the user to increase the font size of the site text for easier legibility.

Use of PDF files:

Where possible site content has been included as HTML and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files are supplied for printing purposes or as an additional format. In some cases, PDF files have been used as the primary information source, in those instances Adobe Acrobat is required to view and print documents on this website that are saved as PDF. Please visit the Adobe website to download Adobe Acrobat. To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please visit the Access Adobe Website for useful tools and resources.


If you have ideas on how we can do better, let us know.

We'd love to hear your thoughts if you have ideas about how we might improve the accessibility of our website. Please contact us with your ideas.

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