Accessibility

We have done our best to ensure that as many people as possible will be able to use this site.

If you have any comments or queries regarding the Accessibility of this site please do not hesitate to contact us.

Text Size

You will be able to increase the default text size of this site in any modern Browser as follows:

Firefox:
Click on "View" then choose "Text Size" and "Increase". Choosing "Normal" will return the site to the default font size.

Opera:
Choose "View" then "Zoom" and you are able to increase or decrease the page size either by increments of 10% or by 150% and 200%. Choose 100% to return the page size to normal.

Safari:
Choose "View" and then "Make Text Bigger". To return to the default size choose "Make Text Smaller".

Internet Explorer 7 & 8:
Choose the "Page" icon and then choose "Text Size" and either "Larger" or "Largest". Choosing "Medium" will return the page to the default size. If you prefer you can also choose the "Zoom" function which will attempt to enlarge the whole page including images.

Internet Explorer 6:
Choose "View" and then choose "Text Size" and either "Larger" or "Largest". Choosing "Medium" will return the page to the default size.

Skip Links

We have included "Skip Links" on each page in the form of a link at the top right hand side of the page. Clicking this link will take you directly to the page's main contents bypassing the navigation.

Skip Links are particularly useful for those using text readers so that when they arrive on a page they don't have to sit through the navigation menu being read to them every time.

Keyboard Users

Anyone who prefers to use their keyboard to navigate their way around a website rather than their mouse will find that this site has been built with that in mind.

All items on the page including Form Items have been built in a logical "Tab Order" to prevent confusion. All links are also highlighted when they are "tabbed to" plus those using modern browsers will see highlighted form fields when they tab to the particular field.

Access Keys

We have not used Access Keys on this site due to their tendency to interfere with the normal operation of the keyboard.

Text/Background Contrast

Finally we have also used a deep grey font colour on a white background for the main content of the site to ensure a high enough contrast between them as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium.