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Ease of use

This site's layout takes into account users who are visually impaired or have difficulties using a mouse, it is fully compatible with popular screen reading software, and can be navigated easily using just a keyboard. If you have any problems finding the information you require, try using the keyword search located at the top of the right-hand navigation on every page.

Accessibility statement

The West Midlands Pension Fund is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to the widest possible range of people. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you have difficulty using any part of it, please contact us.

West Midlands Pension Fund

Standards compliance

This website has been developed to best practice coding conventions corresponding with guidelines stipulated by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) and successfully XHTML 1.0 strict valid.

Increasing text size

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings.
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.
If you use Firefox, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Increase Ctrl + +, Decrease Ctrl + - or Normal Ctrl + 0.
If you use Opera, go to the Tools menu, select Preferences then click on the Web pages tab. Select the normal font button. A dialogue box appears and provides options to increase/decrease font size, font type, weight and style.
If you use Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.

Document Viewers

Some of the documents/media in this site may require the following readers/viewers - please note that these links are placed here only for your convenience only and not as an endorsement of either product or software.

Changing colours

Changing the site's background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site. Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser.

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colors and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.

More information on how to change your computer settings to make the web easier to use is available from the BBC website.

To override website font and colour settings

If you want to have the fonts and colours you specify in Internet Explorer to be used for all websites, regardless of the fonts that have been set by the website designer, follow these steps:

  1. Click to open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  3. Click the General tab, and then click Accessibility.
  4. Select the Ignore colours specified on web pages, Ignore font styles specified on web pages, and Ignore font sizes specified on web pages check boxes, and then click OK twice.

You can also use your own style sheet if you have one.

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