We are committed to making this website as easy to use for as many people as possible.
- All pages contain a link to the home page, and the menu system has been constructed in a consistent fashion throughout the website. The additional breadcrumb navigation system and selective quick links boxes are designed to reinforce awareness of the location of the page that is being viewed within the website, and to increase overall access to all of the information that is available.
- A text-only site map provides links to all the main areas and sub-areas of the site in a more accessible format. The sitemap is located on the bottom of the page.
- All links are text-based. If an image is used for any link, techniques are used to keep the text within the code so they are still text-friendly for screen readers, text-based browsers and for those who browse with styles off (this includes consoles that cannot render cascading style sheets).
- All link rollovers are high-contrast so they are easily distinguished from regular text and headlines that are not clickable.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
The most common visual browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer and we have provided the following description of how to change your font size display in MSIE version 6:
- Select ‘View’ from the top pull down menu options.
- Select ‘Font Size’ from the View menu options.
- Select the font size that you prefer from the list of five available options.
- Many website visitors with impaired vision need to increase the font size from the default ‘Medium’ setting to ‘Larger’ or ‘Largest’. You should be aware that although this website has been built to accommodate changed font sizes, this is not the case with all websites.
- Some visually impaired web users need to take further steps to make websites visible. Internet Explorer and many other browsers enable you to specify your own Cascading Style Sheet that will override the styling of the websites that you view. This will give you full control of the visual appearance of the text in websites. You can find out more about specifying your own CSS file by using the Help function within your web browser software.
- Alternatively, hold down the Ctrl key and scroll the mouse wheel (if you have one).
If you use Netscape, we have provided the following description of how to change your font size:
- click the View menu, then select Text Zoom and then choose the size you would like (the default is 100%).
- Alternatively, hold down the Ctrl key and at the same time, push the - or = key.
If you use FireFox, we have provided the following description of how to change your font size:
- click the View menu, then select Text Size and then choose whether you would like to increase the size (increase) or decrease the size (decrease).
- Alternatively, hold down the Ctrl key and at the same time, push the - or + key.
We are continually testing and modifying this site for accessibility but there may be some legacy pages and/or pages developed by third-parties that are not fully compliant with our accessibility standards.