To help our visitors to find the information they are looking for quickly and easily we have made use of several accessibility features, all of which are listed below:
Our website has a Style Changer to allow visitors to choose between four different styles: Default, Visually impaired, High Contrast, and Print Friendly.
The Default style is used the first time you visit the Website. This style has been designed for general use.
The Visually Impaired style has been designed for visitors with
partial sightedness, and may also help visitors with Dyslexia.
This style uses a non-serif font as most people find this easier to read on a screen.
This style also uses colour to create contrast between the text and page background.
The High Contrast style has been designed for visitors with colour blindness, and works in the same way as the Visually Impaired style, but makes use of colours that are more suitable for those with colour blindness.
the Print Friendly style has been designed with printing in mind. This is the style to choose if you would just like to print the information from a page.
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts for the main links used in this site. How the keys work varies between platforms and browsers. Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing the keys defined on the web site.
As a rule, on Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key, pressing the enter key will follow a link.
You can cycle through all the links by using the TAB key. To open a link which you have tabbed to, please press ENTER.
(Please note Access Keys may not work on all browsers)
Where images have been used we have added 'Alt' and/or 'Title' tags. These are text alternatives so that you can still see what the image is meant to convey if it doesn't load or if you have chosen to browse with the images switched off. The 'Alt' and 'Title' tags also help if you are using something like a screen reader to read the web page rather than view it.
We've tried to use a text size that is easy to read, but if you would like to make the text size larger or smaller you can do so from within your web browser.
To change the text size from within Internet Explorer 6, or Firefox:
To change the text size from within Internet Explorer 7:
Or you can choose the the "Larger Font" option which is available when the Visually Impaired or High Contrast style's have been selected.
This site has been tested with the following browsers for compatibility.
Later versions of these browsers should continue to be compatible.
Links can be cycled through with the TAB key. Access keys are listed here.