Change Text Size
We recommend using your browser settings to change the text size or zoom for our website. You may already be familiar with how to achieve this but as each browser is slightly different we have listed each below:
Internet Explorer 6: Select the 'View' menu, and select one of the options under 'Text Size'.
Internet Explorer 7: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the options under 'Text Size' or alternatively zoom in or out using (ctrl + +) or (ctrl + -).
Mozilla Firefox: Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', then select Increase, Decrease or Normal or alternatively zoom in or out using (ctrl + +) or (ctrl + -).
Netscape: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Text Zoom' options.
Opera: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Zoom' percentage options or alternatively using (+) or (-).
Safari: Select the 'View' menu, then 'make text bigger' (ctrl + +) or 'make text smaller' (ctrl + -).
If you use a browser which is not mentioned please consult its help contents and look for similar options.
Our aim is to make our website as accessible as possible to the widest range of people. This means considering the specific needs of not only those with visual or motor impairments, learning difficulties and other forms of disability, but also different browser technology and Internet connection speeds.
To this end, we have endeavoured to comply with the most widely accepted guidelines for the construction of accessible web sites specified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Their Website Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define three levels of accessibility, each progressively more demanding. The most basic level of accessibility is Priority 1 (level A compliance) followed by Priority 2 and 3 (levels AA and AAA).
This site complies with all Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints and where possible Priority 3. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints are subjective and there may be instances where interpretation may vary.
Progressive enhancement techniques utilising CSS3 have been included on this site in order to enhance certain visual aspects of the website.
As a result there is the possibility that the site may fail CSS 2.0 validation. It is our opinion that this is acceptable, as any browser which is unable to interpret these CSS3 elements will simply ignore them.