DDA & Accessibility

Site accessibility

In phase 1 of the development of this website, all menus have been designed as text are navigable and scalable. The site uses style sheets wherever it is possible to do so and has alt tag descriptions for all of the imagery. All text is displayed with good contrast levels to differentiate it from the background in which it is displayed. Foreground and background colour combinations have been created to provide sufficient contrast to ensure maximum legibility.

Our website conforms fully to all mandatory requirements (priority 1) for W3C XHTML for all pages the requirements of W3C priority level 2.

The site fully adopts a metatag data standard.

We will also be further improving the accessibility of downloads and dynamic content. Although it is impossible to create a website that is truly accessible to absolutely everyone, we are committed to an ongoing programme of review and enhancement to make our website more accessible.

Increasing text size in Netscape and Firefox

To increase the text size in Netscape and Firefox, simply use Ctrl and the '+' key. To reduce the text size use Ctrl and the '-' key. Ctrl 0 sets the text to 'normal' size, the default setting for text throughout the site.

MAC users
MAC users should use the 'apple' key and '+' keys to increase the text size, 'apple' and '-' to decrease the text size and 'apple' and '0' to set the text to 'normal' size.

Using your mouse to increase text size
If you’re a Windows user with a scroll-wheel mouse, you can use ‘Ctrl’ and the scroll-wheel to increase text size.

What to do if you do not use any of the browsers listed above
If you do not use Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape or Firefox, then look at your browser help section for tips on increasing text size.