We are committed to providing this website to everyone, regardless of physical ability.
The size of the text on this website can be easily increased or decreased without disrupting the design. If you are using Internet Explorer or Firefox and have a mouse with a scroll wheel simply hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard while scrolling up or down to increase/decrease the text size. Alternatively, select View > Text Size from your menu and select the size option you prefer from Smallest to Largest.
Navigation without a mouse
We have avoided using excessive graphics within the web site where possible to ensure quick download times and access to information which cannot be read when in image format.
Where images have been used we have added ‘Alt’ tags, these are text alternatives that allow you to see what the image is meant to convey. This will apply if the image doesn’t load, if you are browsing with images switched off or if you are using a screen reader to give audio descriptions of the web page.
This website has been designed to work with the following browsers. If you are experiencing issues with the website it is recommended that you install the latest version of the browser.
Later versions of these browsers should continue to be compatible.
We have ensured our site conforms to W3C standards for xhtml and css. Adhering to these standards should make our site accessible across browsers which adhere to the same standards, and should make our pages more accessible to those using screen readers and similar devices.
Throughout the site we have tried to keep the navigation consistent. Certain pages are available from every single page on the website. All image links have text alternatives.
If you are using a mobile phone, tabbing through all the links with your keyboard or listening to the site through a screen reader you may find the Skip to Content link really useful. They are the first links on every page. Simply click them and you will avoid all the repetitive text/images (existing on every page) and you’ll be taken straight to the content you want.
If you have any comments about the accessibility of the site please contact our Webmaster.