Accessibility

Resources

The following web sites provide further accessibility information for your web browser:

Navigation

A hidden menu has been placed at the beginning of each page to allow screen reader users to link to the main areas of the page.

A link has also been provided at the beginning of each page to provide easy access to this information on accessibility.

Headings and navigation menus

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles etc.

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

Images used in this site include descriptive alt tag attributes where appropriate.

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.

If you wish to override the site's colours, you can do so by changing your browser settings to your own preference.

Font size

The font used on our site are can be changed in size. You can do this by changing your browser settings to your own preference.

Stylesheets

This site uses cascading style sheets for all visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic mark up ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

Tables

All data tables have header cells, to allow screen readers to render them intelligently. Table summaries are used.

We have, wherever possible avoided using tables for layout purposes.

Forms and fields

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.

Javascript

The use of Javascript has been kept to an absolute minimum. Where it is used all pages and process remain accessible should Javascript be turned off.

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