Accessibility

This site has been designed to be Accessible for people with any degree of visual or motor impairment and users of screen readers.

Increasing Page Text Size

You can increase the size of the text using your web browser options.

Increase Text Size using Internet Explorer

View - Text Size - Larger / Largest

 

Increase Text Size using Firefox

View - Text Size - Increase

 

Increase Text Size using Opera

Zoom and 100+ Percentage

Increase Text Size using Netscape

View - Text Size - Increase

Increase Text Size using Safari

Apple Key and '+' Key

Changing Page Colours

You may also change the colours using your web browser options.

Changing Colours Using Internet Explorer

Click on Tools

Change coulours in Internet Explorer start with tools - options

Then click on the Accessibility button in the window that pops up

Then select the 'Ignore colors' option.

 

Note you could also select the 'Ignore font styles' and 'Ignore font size' options to alter the look and size of the text.

Changing Colours Using Firefox

Select Ignore Styles in Firerfox

 

Changing Colours Using Opera

View - Style - User Mode

Changing Colours Using Netscape

Tool - Options - then define your preference (this is of limited use)

Changing Colours Using Safari

Not Available

Switching off Styles

In addition to Accessible graphical pages, the website also provides a Low Graphics option that eliminates most or all imagery from a page. Listeners may also find it easier to hear object-heavy pages (e.g. lots of flash) as the low graphics involves repetitive phrases.

Access the low graphics version of this website using the 'Low Graphics' link shown on the page.
You can return to the graphical view using the High Graphics link.

Alternatively, you may choose to ignore the styles used by the designer using your browser's options.

Switching Off CSS Using Internet Explorer

Tools - Internet Options - General - Accessibility and then select three checkboxes (or supply your own stylesheet).

 

Switching Off CSS Using Firefox

View - Page Style - No Style

 

Switching Off CSS Using Opera

Use Ctrl-G

Switching off CSS Using Netscape

View - Page Style - No Style

Switching Off CSS Using Safari

Not possible - all you can do is append your stylesheet and this is an advanced topic

Links to External Sites

All links to external sites open in a new window and this site is not responsible for the content or accessibility of these referenced sites.

Problems Accessing Documents

If you have any problems accessing the documents published on this website, please contact us and we will supply you with the document in an accessible format.

Screen Reader Setting Recommendations

For users of JAWS we recommend the following sort order

title|text|alt|href

as the best configuration to set.

Useful Accessibility Links for PDFs, Browsers and Operating Systems

This site uses Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
To view PDF files, you will need to download and install a PDF reader.
The Adobe site offers:

Many web browsers have accessibility features, which help you use the web in the way that best suits you. We recommend you select the browser which best suits your needs, and these links give you some helpful guidance whether you want to best configure your web browser or download a more suitable one.

Note that there are many different web browsers available, and many versions of each of them, so it would be impractical for us to list them all here. We have chosen the most popular as a guide that you may find useful.

To configure your operating system to tailor its accessibility features to your needs, you can follow one or more of the links below

Validation of Accessibility

It attained level WAI 'AA' on 13th December 2006, and was evaluated using Bobby 5.00.6.3 and by subsequent manual checking.

This website was also validated as XHTML 1.0 Transitional compliant on 13th December 2006, using the W3C and Web Design Group validators, with CSS2 compliance.

Audio content and navigation for talking browsers and screen readers has been checked by listening to the site using JAWS. The site is also compatible with Supernova and IBM Home Page Reader when using Internet Explorer 5 or above.

All trivial images have null Alt text.