It is important to us that we provide a website that is accessible to everyone. We have made every effort to ensure that our site is accessible to everyone regardless of disability, internet browser or platform.
We have made significant changes to achieve conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Most pages adhere to Conformance Level “A” but the majority of pages achieve a Conformance Level “Double-A” or “Triple-A”.
Navigation and links
A consistent html text navigation system has been integrated for ease of use, while meeting the needs of screen reader based browsing. Links have been written to make sense when taken out of context. A “skip to main content” link, with the Access Key S is available (for PC press ALT & Access Key then enter, for MAC press CONTROL & Access Key).
All images and flash media use alt or title tags to describe their content as it will be unreadable by screen readers. Media used only for decorative purposes contains an empty tag.
The font and background colours used create a significant level of contrast. The contrast aides in providing acceptable clarity regardless of the screen colour combination.
Scalable font sizes have been implemented to allow the re-sizing of text. In Internet Explorer go to View > Text size > Select the text size you require. For Netscape & Firefox browsers go to View > Text size > Select Increase or Decrease.
Website layout & CSS Style Sheets
As the purpose of tables is only to display data, our site’s visual layout has been achieved using CSS / style sheet methods. Due to this, it is possible for users to apply their own style sheets via their internet browser to control the visual appearance of the web pages. For more information read your browser “help” section.
Changing your computer screen settings
To adjust the size of your screen display go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Settings and change the ‘pixel resolution’ by using the sliding bar.
Adjusting your keyboard and mouse
You can adjust the settings of your mouse and keyboard go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Accessibility in Windows.