This page details some of the aspects that we have considered in trying to make this website as accessible as possible.
The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) gives disabled people important rights of access to everyday services that others take for granted. Our website is designed to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines which allow people using special access software and hardware (such as screen readers for visually impaired people) to use the site:
- We have made every effort to make the text and graphics legible. We have avoided colour combinations that may confuse people with colour blindness. The text size can also be changed.
- We have included access keys to allow people with limited physical capabilities to use the site more easily.
- We have tried to make the information on this site easy to understand. We have developed sections of the site in different languages.
- If you have difficulty reading printed or on-screen text you can use Browsealoud. Browsealoud software speech enables website content. The software is free to download and it will assist in the navigation of this site.
- We have tested the site in a number of different browsers and it is suitable for use with Internet Explorer (version 6 and above), Firefox, Opera and Safari.