This web site has been tested across a range of browsers and platforms,
and the site has been specifically designed to be accessible to
the maximum range of users, including those with visual impairments.
Images and Alt Tags
We have avoided using excessive graphics within the web site where possible to ensure quick download times and access to information which cannot be read when in image format.
Where images have been used we have added 'Alt' tags - text alternatives
so that you can still see what the image is meant to convey even if it
doesn't load or if you've have chosen to browse with the images switched
off or you are using something like a screen reader to read the web page
rather than view.
Re sizable Text
We have been careful to make sure that we haven't fixed the size of the textual information on the web site so that visitors who wish to can alter the font size on the screen to make it easier to read. There are a number of ways to change the text size in your browser, the easiest way is to follow the following steps: (In Internet Explorer)
Step 1: Select the "View" menu.
Step 2: Select the "Text Size" option from the menu.
Step 3: Click on the text size you want to view.
It is also possible to increase the size of the text by holding down
the ctrl key on the bottom left hand row of the key board whilst using
the scroll wheel on the mouse to increase (or decrease) the size of the
This site has been tested with the following browsers for compatibility.
Internet Explorer 5.0, 6.0
Netscape Navigator 4.75, 6.2, 7.0, 8.0
Later versions of these browsers should continue to be compatible.
Although there is not a single definitive standard to use when coding we have tried to make sure our site conforms to W3C standards for html and css scripts. Adhering to these standards should make our site accessible across browsers which adhere to the same standards, and should make our pages more accessible to those using screen readers and similar devices.