Accessibility

We recognise the importance of providing a website that is inclusive and available for all user groups. This page explains

Approach

We believe that this website meets or exceeds the requirements of the level A criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (WCAG WAI) 2.0 guidelines.

Accessibility Features

Keyboard Access 
We have provided ‘skip to main content’ links to allow direct access past the navigation menu to the page’s main content.

Text Size 
You can vary the text size by using your browser’s text resize option: View – Text Size.

Alternative Text for Images 
All images have been given appropriate alternative text.

Heading Elements 
HTML heading elements have been used to represent page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading.

Link Text 
All hyperlinks should make sense when read out of context, and hyperlinks are clearly presented in a different text style from normal body text.

JavaScript Independence 
Where JavaScript or other scripts are used for navigation or functionality, an alternative mechanism has been put in place in case your browser does not support these scripts.

Colour Contrast 
We have checked text and background colour combinations to ensure that the contrast is sufficient and we have also ensured that information is not referenced by colour alone.

Style Sheets 
We have used Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the presentation of pages and have used properly structured markup for content. If style sheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read.

Questions and Feedback

If you have any difficulty in accessing any information on this website or if you have any feedback for us, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us.