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Accessibility

Our aim is to make our websites as accessible as possible, and we continually look for ways to improve them. This website aims to conform to Level A standard of the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. It also includes many features found in AA sites such as colour considerations and easily resizable fonts.

Style sheets

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser supports it, style sheets can be disabled or over-written to customise the appearance of the website, to your preference.

Font sizes

You can change the font size of each page to your preference through the browser.

  • In Internet Explorer: select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
  • In Netscape: select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.
  • In Firefox: press CTRL + to increase font size and CTRL – to decrease. CTRL 0 will reset sizes to default.

Forms

Labels are used to assist access to form fields. All forms follow a logical tab sequence.

Tables

Tables are used to display tabular data. Tables are not used for general site layout. This means our tables are being used in a correct and meaningful manner.

Colours

The site has been designed to be easy to read through its colour combinations.

Links

We have worked hard to ensure that our links are meaningful, and some links are explained in greater detail by using a title attribute.

Scripting

JavaScript is used on the site to improve usability. All pages and processes are still accessible and usable if JavaScript is disabled or unavailable.

Browsers

This website is built to XHTML 1.0 and CSS 1.0 / 2.0 standards.

This website will function and look as intended in browsers that support these standards. The most common of these are;

  • Firefox 1.5 +
  • Internet Explorer 7.0+

If you do not have one of these browsers installed or are unable to upgrade, you may find the website easier to use by disabling CSS altogether – please see your browsers help documentation for further information.