The website is designed to work properly with assistive technologies like screen readers, and also to allow you to customise its appearance without making it harder to use.
This website aims to conform:
- W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - priority 1, most of priority 2
- HTML 5
- CSS 3.0
We have an option to translate the web site into the language of your choice by selecting it from the drop down list from the top menu.
Changing Text Size
You can increase or decrease the text size to change the look of the pages by using one of the following buttons provided under the menu bar:
- A+ Increases the text size on all pages
- A- Decreases the text size on all pages
You can also change the text size in one of the following ways:
- Internet Explorer - View > Text Size
- Firefox - View > Text Size
- Opera - Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Fonts > Minimum font
Alternatively, scroll with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key.
Listen to our website
If you have a visual impairment or other difficulties reading this site, you may find the BrowseAloud speech-enabling software useful. Once installed and set-up it will read aloud website content as you move your mouse over it.
As well as making all graphic templates accessible, we have also included an high contrast version which is accessible by clicking the contrast button at the top of each page.
We have included tab indexing on our website which makes tabbing through our
site easier. It also helps users who access the website using only a keyboard.
To help you view our website we have:
- Used colours with a maximum contrast between background and foreground
- Given all meaningful images and graphics an Alt-text name which describes
what you would be looking at it if the image was not displayed.
- Used style sheets so you can change the size of the text using your browsers
text size controls.