Accessibility

We have designed this site to be as accessible as possible for all users. You may wish to alter the way the website looks to help you access information. Step-by-step instructions are below. We have developed this site to be AA compliant with W3C Web Content Accessibility guidelines 1.0.

Changing the text sizes

You may want to change the text size in this website so the fonts display at a larger size.
To change the font using the browser menu, follow these instructions:
In Internet Explorer, select Text Size from the View menu item. Then choose the preferred size. In Netscape Navigator, select Text Zoom from the View menu item. Then choose the preferred size. The text of the site will change to reflect your choice.

Navigating this website

This site has been designed for ease of use. The main navigation includes all the main sections of the website and runs down the left of each page. Clicking on any of these items will take you to a specific section of the website. This style of navigation is consistent throughout the site.

Images and alt tags

All images used on the site include ‘Alt’ tags descriptive text alternatives. This allows users to see what the image is meant to convey even if it doesn’t load, or if images have been switched off or if using a screen reader to read the web page rather than view.

Testing

This site has been thoroughly tested on the Lynx text browser which diplays all content as text and also uses the keyboard for navigation.

Useful Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/ – The BBC’s website on accessibility has lots of information for getting the most out of your OS’s accessible features and also has information about useful 3rd party software.