About Accessibility

Wherever possible, this site has been built to be accessible to all visitors regardless of ability. The following information tells you the general layout of the site, and how to use the accessible features.

Site Layout

The main sections of the site are accessed from the five boxes in the centre of the page. These sections are:

You can navigate these sections via the menu which appears below to the left of the page when you enter these pages. Content within the main sections of the site appear on the left hand side of the screen. You can also navigate the site via the Site Map, which appears at the very top of the page.

Shortcut Links

If you are using a screen-reader (such as JAWS) you will be given the option to Skip Navigation (bringing you straight to the content), View accessibilty information (that’s this page) or view the Site Map page.

Accessibility tips

This website has been designed to be accessible to all visitors, regardless of ability. The following tips will help you get the most out of this site:

  • This site may be viewed in any browser or Internet device, but looks best in one that complies with web standards created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the people who invented the web itself. The W3C created these standards so the web would work better for everyone. New browsers, mainly, support these W3C standards; old browsers, mainly, don’t.
  • To increase the size of text in Netscape 6+, select View > Text Size > Larger or press Ctrl++.
  • To increase the size of text in Netscape 4, select View > Increase Font or press Ctrl+]. Note: increasing the size of the text will affect the layout of the page.

The site is built to comply to WAI A standards. Navigation of the site, including menus, tables and forms, follow the procedures outlined in these standards.