This page describes the different ways to access the content of this website
and also the accessibility standards it complies with.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined
on the website.
On Windows systems with Internet Explorer browser, press ALT + an access
key and then press Enter. On Windows systems with Firefox 3 browser, press
ALT + Shift + an access key and then press Enter.
On Macintosh systems, press Control + an access key and, for some browsers,
then press Enter.
With the Opera browser, press Shift + Esc + an access key. When Shift +
Esc is pressed, a list of access keys is displayed.
We have defined the following access keys:
1 = Home
2 = Site map
4 = Search
9 = Contact us
0 = Accessibility
All pages meet the following standards benchmarks:
- Many links have title attributes that describe the link in greater detail,
unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
- Whenever possible, links are written to make sense when read out of
context. Many browsers (such as JAWS, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and Opera) can extract the list of links on a page and allow
the user to browse the list separately from the page.
- Link text is never duplicated; two links with the same link text always
point to the same address.
any browser, even if scripting is turned off.
- Links that lead to other web sites open in new windows.
- Access to every page of the website is available through a separate
All content images include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative
or indicative graphics include null ALT attributes.
This website uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- The style sheets use only relative font sizes for the main content,
which are compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual
browsers. For example, in Internet Explorer you can make your default
text size larger by selecting View > Text Size > Larger (or Largest)
or in Mozilla/Firefox by selecting View > Zoom > Zoom In.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets, the
content of each page is still readable.
Portable document format (PDF) files
PDF documents can usually be downloaded and opened with any PDF reader.
However, some older versions of PDF readers will not open PDFs created using
more recent software.
PDFs provided on this site are optimised for users with the latest version
of popular PDF readers. These are available free by download from companies
such as Adobe
Our aim is to make this web site easy to use for everyone. If you do encounter
any difficulties with its accessibility, please tell us and we will work
with you to resolve any problems. Please contact our Website