This website has been designed to be as accessible to as wide a range of people as possible. This has involved some additional features that are designed to aid people with visual or physical disabilities to access the site more easily.
To meet this commitment, this website adheres as closely as possible to the Web Accessibility Guidelines, published by the World Wide Web Consortium W3C group, and the UK Government's guidelines in the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).
A sitemap is available to the user for quick page access.
This site has been developed using XHTML and CSS which allows visually impaired users to navigate and experience the site content without the restrictions by the layout.
Some visitors may find it necessary to increase or decrease the size of the text appearing on screen. This can be achieved by:
Apple Mac - holding the 'Apple' key, then pressing + or - to alter the font size.
Internet Explorer users can use the 'View' menu, highlighting the 'Text Size', then selecting the appropriate option.
Links to resources
There are some excellent resources on the Web which have been thoroughly researched and are likely to grow organically and go into much more detail than we are able to do:
Advice from the BBC, showing users how to make full use of accessibility settings in browsers and operating systems.
W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, explaining the reasons behind each guideline.
W3C accessibility techniques, explaining how to implement each guideline.
W3C accessibility checklist - a developer's guide to accessibility.
If you have any questions or further suggestions about the accessibility of this site, please contact us here, as we continue to strive to improve the experience for all visitors.