Many people with disabilities can find websites difficult to use simply because of the way they are designed and built. Horizons Research is committed to providing services that are helpful to all our users, and this includes providing an accessible website.

We have built this website to be compatible with adaptive technologies. All the pages on our website conform to at least the level A standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), with a high proportion conforming to the AA standard.

Guidance on using this website

Font size

Use your browser to set the text size. This can normally be done via the browser’s View menu (Go to ‘View’, choose ‘text size’, and select the appropriate font size, for example ‘Larger’).

Page structure

Each page on our website includes a clear heading. Any consequent headings are introduced in a structured hierarchy, and are clearly marked up using ‘h1’ and ‘h2’ tags etc.


We try to ensure that link text makes sense out of context and that it accurately describes the pages it points to. You can use the tab key on your keyboard (as well as your mouse) to move consecutively from link to link.


A description of every image is provided, either in the alt tag or on the page itself.

PDF files

Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.

Send us your comments

Please give us feedback on how you find using the site. If you find something difficult to see or use, we might be able to help. We are committed to improving the accessibility of the site.