We have worked hard to make our website accessible to a wide audience and to ensure a better experience for all users and all technologies.
To achieve this, our website has been developed in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines where possible. These guidelines have been published by the World Wide Web Consortium to promote accessibility.
The techniques we have used to improve accessibility are as follows:
This site uses only relative font sizes and therefore is compatible with the user-specified text size option in visual browsers. The text size can be changed through the View > Text Size menu in your browser menu.
All images that are used to illustrate content include the alt attribute to provide descriptive text alternatives. Images that have a decorative function have an 'empty' alt attribute.
A title attribute has been added to links which describe the link in greater detail. If the text of the link provides a clear explanation of the 'target' then the title attribute has not been used.
- Consistent navigation;
- Scalable text;
- Clearly labelled graphics and image maps;
- No flickering or strobing graphics;
- Cross browser compatible in all modern major browsers.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout and is built to W3C standards. The XHTML and CSS is valid and the site has been built according to the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 level A.
We test all our sites in all modern browsers on Windows, MacOSX and Linux. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup.
We welcome any comments, suggestions or feedback you have for us, please feel free to contact us. We will endeavour to resolve any problems you may experience with this website.
Thank you for visiting our site.