Accessibility and Help

Accessibility

The Provident Financial Corporate Responsibility Report 2007 has been built to meet the latest Internet accessibility standards, as defined by W3C. These standards aim to give all users equal access to websites.

Text - To make this report as easy as possible to read, visitors can control the size of the text and the contrast between the text and the background. For guidance on how to utilise this functionality, please refer to your web browsers help section.

Tables - All tables used within this report have a summary available for speech-synthesizing/non-visual browsers. The table summary can be automatically detected by the latest speech-synthesizing/non-visual browsers and is also available via the properties option of the table (e.g. by right-clicking on the table within the report page and selecting 'Properties' from the menu displayed).

Images - Where appropriate, larger resolution images are available in order to aid the viewing of images used within the report content. These larger resolution images can be accessed by selecting (clicking with the mouse) the relevant report image. In addition, where needed, a 'Long Description' entry has been added to images. The 'Long Description' contains a link to a textual description of the image, which can be beneficial to visitors who may not be able to fully visualise an image or photograph. The 'Long Description' can be automatically detected by the latest speech-synthesizing/non-visual browsers and is also available via the properties option of the image (e.g. by right-clicking on the image within the report page and selecting 'Properties' from the menu displayed).

Browsers

In order to benefit from the accessibility features utilised within this report, visitors to the website should ensure that they are using the latest available version of their web browser software. For the most commonly used web browsers, these can be obtained from the following locations:

Apple Safari
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Opera

Navigation

The Provident Financial Corporate Responsibility Report 2007 has been designed to make it as easy and quick to navigate as possible. Visitors can use the "Next" and "Previous" links, located at the top and bottom of each page, in order to view the report in a predefined sequence. Alternatively, specific sections of the report can be viewed directly, using the left-hand navigation list found on each page. When viewing a specific report page, any report sub-sections are also shown in the left-hand navigation list.

Selecting the "Home" link, located at the top of each page within the report, will take the visitor back to the first page of the report - the Contents page.

Printing

The Provident Financial Corporate Responsibility Report 2007 has been optimised for printing. Printed pages will not display features that are only beneficial to visitors when viewing the report through a web browser.

Adobe PDF

The full Provident Financial Corporate Responsibility Report 2007 can be downloaded from this website as an Adobe PDF document. Adobe PDF is a file format which saves existing documents with all their original formatting. This means that, when you look at a PDF document, you will see the formatting and layout that the author intended, even if you do not have the program they originally created it in. In order to view PDF documents, you will need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer.