Accessibility

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience - regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.

The Internet has helped to change the way people work and communicate. We would like to give control to the user and let them decide how they will view the site. The website offers accessibility options that are easy to discover, understand and select for our visitors.

The site aims to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) guidelines.

Web Accessibility Initiative

This website endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. The Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these Guidelines helps to make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all users.

There may be some pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an ongoing process and older content may not yet reach the standards in all areas.

If you have any problems accessing any information on the site, please contact us and we will endeavour to fix the problem or provide the information in an appropriate format.

Increasing text size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings.

  • If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.
  • If you use Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.

Changing colours

Changing the site's background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site.

Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:

  • If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colours and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include null ALT attributes.

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout.

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, please use the Contact Us link.

Useful links

The following websites will have useful advice and information about web accessibility.