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Accessibility

This site has been designed with accessibility in mind, and, apart from occasional errors, which we will seek to put right if users notify us, the site has valid code that conforms to the W3C XHTML 1.0 standard.

The site has been desinged to function well for users of handheld devices such as smart phones, and we believe that all parts of it are generally accessible to users who rely upon assistive technology.

We have strived to make the site adhere to the Priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. Prior to launch all pages were checked against these guidelines and also against the Section 508 Standards that are commonly applied in the USA.

All pages use structured semantic mark-up where possible.

All text (including headings) can be enlarged using the browser, and instructions are given below.

All functional images used other than decorative graphics include descriptive ALT tags.

The site should work well in all modern web browsers. It has been tested and proven to be fully usable in the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version), Opera (latest version) and Safari (latest version).

Text resizing

You can resize the text on this site using your browser by following these instructions:

  • PC / Internet Explorer 6 - From the top menu bar, select View and point to Text size
  • PC / Internet Explorer 7 - From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size
  • PC / other browsers - Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +
    Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press -
  • Mac / all browsers - Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +
    Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press -