We have strived to make this website accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of technology or ability. Many internet users can find websites difficult to use due to the way they have been designed or coded, reducing their interactivity or legibility for a variety of reasons. We recognise that this is a very important issue, and as such have carefully designed everything you see in full accordance with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS and WCAG (priority level 2) guidelines.
All site text can be re-sized for people with impaired or poor vision. Click on the icons at the top of the page to increase or decrease the page text size accordingly. Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users can also do this manually by selecting View > Text Size from the main navigation menu. Alternatively, you can also hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and scroll your mouse wheel up or down accordingly (or press + or – on the keyboard to achieve the same effect).
Images and scripting support
Style and content
Using the power of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and XHTML, this website separates style from content, meaning that site content is easily updatable, search engine friendly and quicker to load.
Press TAB on any new page and a skip-to link will appear. Hit Enter to jump down the page. Alternatively, press SHIFT+ALT+S to instantly skip to the page content. The accesskey is S.
For mobile devises or basic browsers, this will also be visible at the top of every page and will enable users to quickly skip to the page content.
For users who rely on a keyboard for navigation, all important page links are highlighted by keyboard navigation, and page content is marked up so that headings are placed in a logical order and give ease of access to the most important sections on each page.
We are always looking to improve web access for our users. If you have any problems or suggestions for us to further improve our content, please contact us.