Accessibility - Using this website

We recognise the importance of providing a website that is accessible by all users. As such we have made every effort to ensure that our site can be easily used by all of our users.

Images
All images used in this site include descriptive alt tag attributes. Where an image has no use other than being decorative the alt tag is set to null to allow easy reading of the site by all users.


Font size
Most of the font sizes we use on our site are sizable. You can change the font size to make it either larger or smaller via your browser settings.

You can change the font size in the following ways depending on your browser;
In Internet Explorer; select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size. Also holding down the “Ctrl” button on your keyboard and using your mouse scroll wheel will give you instant zoom functions.

Stylesheets
This site uses cascading style sheets for all visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic mark up ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

JavaScript
The use of Javascript has been kept to a minimum. Where it is used then all pages and process are still accessible should Javascript be turned off.

Useful links:

If you would like to know more about accessibility and the Internet, you may be interested in the following websites:
www.w3.org/WAI - W3C accessibility guidelines
www.bcab.org.uk - British Computer Association of the Blind
www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility - BBC web pages specially constructed to improve clarity for visually impaired users. The website also includes other useful links

www.disability.gov - The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)