We have worked with our web developers to make this site accessible to the widest range of users, regardless of ability, disability or the device you are using to view the site.
Our website complies with the Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) web content accessibility guidelines 2.0 – also called ‘double A’ compliance.
This site is developed to allow everyone to access the information on it, including people with:
- low vision
- colour blindness
- mobility impairments
- learning difficulties
- autistic spectrum disorders.
Our site should display correctly in current browsers and, by using standards compliant with HTML/CSS code, any future browsers; devices should also display it correctly.
How to change text size:
PC: Hold down the ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ key to increase text size. Hold down the ‘Ctrl’ and ‘–‘ key to decrease text size.
Mac: Hold down the ‘Command’ and ‘+’ key to increase text size. Hold down the ‘Command’ and ‘–‘ key to decrease text size.
The same options can be found in your browser menu: Page > Text size or View > Zoom.
If you wish to increase the text only and avoid zooming all the page elements, select View or Page > Zoom > Zoom text only (Firefox 3 and Safari 4 only).
Increasing colour contrast:
You can change to a simplified layout of our site with different colour contrast options. You will find links at the top of this page to set these options. Once you have set these options you can reset the page by clicking the links that will appear at the top of every page.
Other ways we support accessibility on this site:
- "Skip Navigation" link at the start of every menu
- All content is marked up using the correctly structured HTML
- Images contain descriptive 'alt text'
- We aim for all our content to be written in a clear fashion.