Accessibility

Access Keys

This site uses the standard scheme of numeric access keys as advised by the government. The keys are as follows:

  • s – Skip past navigation to page content
  • t – Skip back to top of page
  • 1 – Home
  • 2 – News
  • 3 – Sitemap
  • 4 – Search
  • 8 – Terms and conditions
  • 9 – Contact
  • 0 – Access keys & accessibility

Our Approach to Accessibility

We are committed to making our online information accessible to all visitors and are striving to adhere to accessibility guidelines. Our efforts include:

  • Maintaining a standard layout and navigation structure throughout
  • Using headings, paragraphs, lists and other HTML (HyperText Markup Language) to create a logical document structure
  • Allowing visitors to resize all text using their browser settings
  • Skip link at the top of every page so users of screen readers can skip the navigation
  • Using plain backgrounds to improve the readability of all text
  • Using foreground and background colour combinations which have sufficient contrast and are not known to cause problems to those with visual impairments
  • Using alt attributes and/or titles on all images where appropriate, and ensuring that all alt and title attributes are meaningful
  • Designing layouts to work satisfactorily over a range of screen resolutions
  • Ensuring all hyperlinks use descriptive and meaningful text
  • Avoiding short-hand language such as ‘Click here’ unless a descriptive link title is also included
  • Using plain English
  • Using a written style that is straightforward and understandable

We are always trying to improve our website. If you have any comments on our accessibility policy, or suggestions about how to improve the site please contact us.

Resizing Text

To increase the text size:

Internet Explorer: View > Text size
Firefox: View > Text size
Opera: File > Preferences > Fonts > Minimum font size (pixels)

You can also resize the text by scrolling with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key or pressing “Ctrl” and “+” or “-”

Downloads

Some information is made available as to download as a PDF or Microsoft Office format for you to use at your convenience.

Browser Compatibility

This website has been designed to be compatible with all modern browsers and backwards-compatible to Internet Explorer 7.