We are committed to providing a web site that is accessible to as many users as possible - regardless of ability or browsing technology.
The web site includes several options allowing the user to adjust settings to suit their requirements and provide greater accessibility:
- changing the size of the text - the icons at the top right of each page will increase or decrease the size of text used throughout the web site.
- text only version - provides a version of the web site with all images and 'style sheet' based formatting removed.
Options to change text size are also available within the standard browser settings:
- in Internet Explorer: choose View > Text Size
- in Firefox: choose View > Zoom > Zoom in
This web site is built using XHTML1.0 Transistional and validates against standards set by W3C:
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Style sheets conforming to valid CSS2.1 where possible are used throughout this web site for visual layout and formatting.
The web site conforms to W3C WCAG v2.0 guidelines for web site accessibility - Priority Level 1 (A) and most of the points found under Level 2 (AA).
We plan to continue to improve the accessibility of this web site with the introduction a text-to-speech service such as Browsealoud.