Accessibility

Accessibility features on this website

 

Some browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the website. On Windows, you can press the ‘alt’ key and the access key; on Macintosh, you can press the ’ctrl’ key and the access key.

The pages on this website adhere to the recommended UK Government access keys standard.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists.  This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.

All images used on this site include descriptive attributes.  Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.

We have checked the site’s font and background colour combination against the different colour blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear.

Cascading style sheets (CSS) are used to set the colour and size of the text with each page.  The formatting can be overridden:

  • in MS Explorer by selecting Tools – Internet Options – Accessibility
  • in Netscape / Firefox by selecting Edit – Preferences – Appearance – Fonts
  • alternatively select ‘view’ then ‘text size’ in your browser to adjust the size of the text