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Accessibility

This website has been built with the intention of making the content accessible to a wide range of visitors, regardless of disability or impairment. We’ve incorporated the following accessibility features into the site.

Standards compliance

The pages on this website were built in 2008 to comply with the single A standard as defined by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), the international web standards body, through its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Where possible the site aims to achieve AA standards for some pages.

Text size

The site allows users to increase the text size using the ‘View’ menu item in their web browser.

The site also supports the screen reader 'Browse Aloud'. For more information and to download, please click here: www.browsealoud.com

Navigating around the site

The navigation system has been constructed in a consistent manner throughout the website. In addition to this, a ‘breadcrumb’ navigation system is available at the top of each page. This reinforces where each page lies within the overall structure and you can click on these to move back or up within the site architecture. All pages on the website include a search box.

Links

All links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail.

Images

All images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes, which describe the image for non-visual readers.

Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user-friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this website please contact us by email.