This website has been designed to be accessible to as wide an audience as possible. All web pages have been written to the XHTML 1.0 Transitional standard, using CSS Style Sheets for the presentation which means this site should be usable on all web browsers that support those standards.
Some older browsers such as Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape 4 do not fully support these standards. People still using these browsers will still be able to navigate the site, however, the content will be displayed with a basic layout and the experience will not be as intended.
WAI Standards Compliance
The site template has been designed to meet the “AA” level of compliance with the WAI Accessibility Guidelines and wherever possible, pages within the template will meet this standard. Where this has not been possible, pages should meet at least “A” compliance.
Users with impaired vision wishing to increase the text size of the site can do so in the following ways:
- In Internet Explorer (PC) and Firefox, use the View > Text Size menu
- In FireFox and Safari (MAC), use the View > Text Zoom menu
- If your browser is not one of the above, read the help or documentation provided with the browser software to find out how to do it.
Most web browsers support shortcuts called access keys that you can use to jump to specific areas of the site. If your browser supports them, press ALT + key (Internet Explorer), SHIFT + ALT + key (FireFox), CTRL + key (Macintosh) and then (in the case of links) Enter to use.
Where possible our access keys follow the UK Government standard:
1 – Link to the home page
2 – Link to the main content on the page(skipping primary navigation)
3 – Link to the index (also known as the site map)
8 – Link to terms & conditions
0 – Link to the accessibility statement (this page)