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Accessibility Statement

We’ve strived to make this website available to all

However, if you’ve encountered difficulties or barriers, please contact us and we will try to improve the website to reflect your needs.

Introduction

Our pages conform at a minimum to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The majority of Level AA and AAA requirements are also met.

Standards Compliance

All pages on this site are XHTML 1.0 strict. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup.

Validation

All pages on this site use valid markup, validated using the HTML validation service provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

All pages on this site are presented using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and have been validated using the CSS validation service provided by the W3C.

Navigation

Primary site navigation is located (site-wide) to the top-right of your screen. Screen readers/text only browsers will find the primary navigation at the top of each page.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists and styled with CSS.

JavaScript

To enhance user experience this site utilises a small amount of JavaScript. If JavaScript is disabled or your browsing software does not support JavaScript the site is still fully functional.

Links

Many links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail, (unless the text of the link already fully describes the target).

Links are written to make sense out of context.

Images

Any content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes.

Tables

No table are used in this web site for layout purposes.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

This site uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.

Colour Combinations

Foreground and background colours have been used that provide a good level of contrast and therefore easy to read.

Throughout the site, colour is never used as the only way to convey information.

Useful links

The links below lead to guidelinesfor the following impairments:

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