Accessibility

Details of the level of accessibility of the content

The website is designed and maintained to conform to W3C WAI WCAG 1.0 Level AA and WAI WCAG 2.0 Level AA. See our website service standards.

How to increase the size of text in your browser:

  • Internet Explorer 7 and above – Go to the View menu and select Text Size. You can also go to Tools, then Internet Options, then Accessibility or use the keyboard shortcut of control and + or – to increase or decrease text size. Internet Explorer 6 and below are no longer fully supported, therefore you may not have the same experience as you would do using a current browser.
  • Firefox – Go to the View menu and select Text Size and then Increase Font, or use the keyboard shortcut by pressing Control and +.
  • Opera – Go to the View menu, select Preferences then Fonts and then change Minimum Font Size.
  • Safari – Go to the View menu and select Make Text Bigger, or press the Apple key and then the plus key.
  • Chrome – Go to the Customize menu and use the Zoom options, or use the keyboard shortcut by pressing Control and +.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML (Hyper Text Marking Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are planning to have a continual programme of development and we are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of all areas of our website.

In particular, at the moment we:

  • allow the users to enlarge the text size;
  • we provide links to the Adobe Acrobat Access reader for PDF Adobe Acrobate files;
  • we avoid some combinations of colour which may make the pages less accessible to users with colour blindness;
  • we allow fields in online forms to be navigated with the keyboard “Tab” key;

In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.