Accessibility

Accessibility

W3C – Validation Service

This website is built using code compliant with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets. W3C is the governing authority on web development standards and practices. The site displays correctly with current browsers, and using standard XHTML code means that any future browsers will also display this website correctly.

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If you have any problem accessing any information on the site, please contact us and we will endeavour to provide the information in a suitable manner.

How do people with disabilities use the Internet?

People with disabilities, such as a visual impairment, may use assistive technologies to use the Internet. Assistive technologies are products used by people with disabilities to help accomplish tasks that they cannot do easily otherwise.


Assistive technology comes in many different forms, some of these include:

Speech synthesis (speech output)

Alternative keyboards or switches

Braille and refreshable Braille

Screen magnifiers

Sound notification

Screen readers

Speech recognition

Text browsers

Voice browsers

The accessibility guidelines we follow include:


Allowing users to control text sizes

Using an easy to read font type

Ensuring suitable foreground and background colour contrast

Using clear and simple grammar

Providing meaningful text equivalents for pictures

Providing simple, consistent site navigation

Providing navigational shortcuts for users of text only browsers and page readers

Using appropriate structural mark-up to maximise browser support

Ensuring all content and functionality is available to users without content style sheet (CSS), image and script support

Further help

If you have a vision impairment then we recommend that you visit the RNIB website for specialist advice such as alternative screen readers, screen magnifiers and other devices that are available and can make using a computer easier and more enjoyable.

We also thoroughly recommend that you visit the website of AbilityNet, the UK’s leading consultancy in the field of computing and disability.