We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the requirements required by disabled people.
This website endeavours to be accessible to various assistive technologies. Rather than rely on W3C standards we use the people who the standard was developed for to audit websites and advise on improvments.
The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly. Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of this website up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty in accessing this website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Use an up-to-date browser
By using an up-to-date browser (the program you use to access the internet) you will have access to a much richer set of options to aid you as you navigate your way around this site. The standard browsers we would recommend are below with links to install each of them:
Once installed, each will bring its own selection of accessibility options and may allow further customisation via the use of extensions. For more details see the Accessibility page for each one:
Please choose a link from above to change the way the site looks. Once set, the site will remain in this style for up to 30 days or until you select a different option. We endeavour to ensure the site looks correct in these different styles but because of the constantly changing nature of the site and its content, this may not always be possible. If you do spot anything which doesn’t look quite right then please let us know.
Options in your browser
Most modern browsers include common accessibility tools. Here is a list of useful features:
Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the SHIFT key and then pressing tab will take you to the previous item.
Depending on your browser, you may be able to override all fonts on the site to one that is easier for you to read. Guides here:
Enlarge your view
You can activate the browser zoom via these keyboard shortcuts:
We are committed to making this site as accessible to you as possible. If you spot anything which doesn’t look quite right or have any suggestions for how we might improve our website please let us know.