Website Accessibility

We are committed to making the information and resources provided via our website accessible to the widest possible audience. To enable this, we follow widely accepted 'best practice' principles for design and usability. You can easily adjust the site in a number of ways to fit your needs.

Customise our site to fit your needs

In order to make this website easier to read and navigate, you can change display settings such as:

I can't see well so may need to:

 

 
 
change the text

  - colour and contrast

  - change the font

  - maginfy the screen

I am blind so may need to:



  - Make my compter talk out loud

I find computer keyboard and mouse hard to use:



  - make your keyboard easier to use

  - make your mouse easier to use

  - alternatives

Guides are taken from the BBC's website "My Web My Way" offers help on adjusting these and other features in your specific operating system and browser. Icons from anatom5.

Standards compliance

The website is built using XHTML and CSS, according to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards. It is designed to be in line with recognised best practice, such as the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

We have endeavoured to follow current Web Accessibilty Initiative (W3C WAI) guidelines and look to ensure that Conformance Level "AA": all Priority 2 checkpoints are satisfied.

WCAG 1.0 has 14 guidelines that are general principles of accessible design. Each guideline has one or more checkpoints that explain how the guideline applies in a specific area.

Feedback

We continue to make further improvements and enhancements to our accessibility features according to feedback. Please let us know of any problems you may have encountered, or of any features that you have found particularly useful.