Accessibility

Accessibility

We’re committed to providing a website that is accessible by all users. Our aim is to ensure that all visitors can access and use the details contained within our website.

This website has been designed to help accessibility by following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as part of their Web Accessibility Initiative.

This website is compliant with the required WCAG 'A' standard, with a view to become compliant to WCAG 'Double-A' accessibility. Additionally this website will remain accessible to users whose browsers do not support JavaScript.

Our site fully utilises CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to separate structure and content from presentation and help increase download speeds.

Headings and navigation menus

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure.

H1 tags are used for main titles.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.

Images

All images used in this site include descriptive alt tag attributes.

We provide a text equivalent for every non-text element which includes images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations, applets and programmatic objects, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction) and video.

Colours

We have taken care to ensure that the site's font and background colour combinations contrast significantly and are effective in ensuring information is still clear when viewed in different colour combinations, according to the W3C's suggested contrast ratio formula.

Font size

The font sizes we use on our site are sizable. You can change the font size to make it either larger or smaller via your browser settings.

Website forms

Our website forms have been designed to be accessible by providing prompt text.

All form fields follow a logical tab sequence to ensure easy navigation. Most form fields also have 'label' and 'id' attributes to explicitly associate the form field with its label to allow for easy entry of data.

Links

All links have been written to make sense when taken out of context. Where appropriate, we have also added link title attributes to describe the link in greater detail.