Accessibility

We believe that websites should be accessible by everyone. This site has been designed with accessibility in mind and is rated W3C WAI Priority 2 level.

We welcome suggestions from visitors of the site. If you have any suggestions or find our site problematic in relation to accessibility please contact us. We are continually making improvements to meet these guidelines, and our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • Our pages are designed so that they can be viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • A stylesheet is used on our website and relative font sizes on all text with the exception of graphical text.
  • Text can be increased or decreased in size by using the “view” option in your browser.
  • Images that convey important information have alternative text. Where an image is used for a decorative purpose the alternative text will be left blank.
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using colour.
  • A site map is available to provide information about the layout of the website.

We believe that websites should be accessible by everyone. This site has been designed with accessibility in mind and is rated W3C WAI Priority 2 level.

Browser Settings

Many of today’s browsers allow you to change the way in which you view

websites, including

  • Changing the default size of the screen text
  • Turning off colours
  • Turning off font styles and sizes, and
  • Applying your own style sheet

To change the text size in Internet Explorer v.6

  • From the menu bar, select View
  • From the View menu, select Text Size
  • Select your choice of ‘Largest’, ‘Larger’, ‘Medium’, ‘Smaller’, ‘Smallest’ textsizes

To change the text size in Internet Explorer v.7

  • Select the Page menu.
  • Point to Text Size.
  • Select your choice of ‘Largest’, ‘Larger’, ‘Medium’, ‘Smaller’, ‘Smallest’text sizes.

To change the text size in Mozilla Firefox 1.5/2

  • Select the View menu.
  • Point to Text Size.
  • Select ‘Increase’ or ‘Decrease’

To change the text size in Safari

  • Select the View menu.
  • Select ‘Make text bigger’ or ‘Make text smaller’

Downloading documents in PDF format

To read PDF documents with a screen reader please link to the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources. Adobe also has a free online conversion tool for pdfs.
Browser Compatibility

The standard support browser versions are:

  • Internet Explorer 6.0+
  • Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox versions 2 onwards
  • Safari and Firefox on Mac OS X

Accessibility references

  1. W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
  2. W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
  3. W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer’s guide to accessibility.
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