We have taken a number of steps to ensure our website is easy to use for all its users. Listed below are a number of these accessibility features and how to make best use of them.
This site is designed in such a way as to allow users to change text size depending on their preference.
For Internet Explorer: View > Text Size > Smallest/Small/Medium/Larger/Largest
For Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape 6+: View > Text Size > Increase or Decrease
For users that have difficulty navigating a website with a mouse, the use of access keys for keyboard navigation can be useful. The following access keys can be used on the website:
- 1 – Home page
- 9 – Sitemap
- 0 – Accessibility statement
- S – Skip to content
To use these access keys in Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
To use these access keys in Netscape 7+, Mozilla and Firefox (up to 1.5): Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
To use these access keys in Firefox 2+: Hold down the ALT and SHIFT keys and press the number of the access key
To use these access keys in Opera: Hold down the SHIFT key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey
To use these access keys in Safari: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
The site may make use of PDF files for downloadable documents. In order to view these files you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Use of Adobe Flash multimedia content
Every effort has been made to ensure that this website is coded to the highest standard. This means using XHTML for markup and CSS for presentation and ensuring code validates wherever possible. There may be the odd slip, but we do try and keep a tight ship round here, so if you spot anything let us know. The site also adheres to the general spirit of “web standards” by using semantic markup.
All images on the site should have corresponding ALT text provided so that they can be understood by non-visual readers.
Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
Whenever possible, links are written to make sense out of context.