This site is designed following the accessibility guidance set out in the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This involved using a number of technological and design implementations, meeting certain standards criteria and developing clear editorial guidelines, including:

  • text size throughout the site can be altered as required by the visitor using the resize text widget
  • all images, audio and video files accompanied by text versions or alt tags
  • clear and consistent navigation and layout
  • use of clean HTML code
  • content rewritten in plain language
  • use of jargon kept to a minimum

This site has also been designed to work with web browsers that use text-to-speech plugins, meaning the text can be read to you. Google Chrome, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox each have their own plugin, while Internet Explorer supports many Microsoft text-to-speech software.

Web Browsers also include many other features to help make the content on websites more accessible to all users, including those who have low vision, no vision, or limited ability to use a keyboard or mouse. For details on how your web browser can be used to enhance the accessibility of this and other websites please click on one of the links below depending on your web browser:

Internet Explorer 6.0
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Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Apple Safari

If you have any queries or comments about the accessibility of this site please Contact Us