Our commitment to accessibility
We want to make sure our website is accessible to everyone - that's why we're working towards complying with Priority 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
We're continually improving our website to meet these guidelines ad legislation and below are set out the parameters we've kept at the front of our minds whilst producing the site.
If you find an element of our site which you have been unable to interact with easily or feel its full services are not available to you, please contact us and we will immediately look to put this right.
We design our pages to be viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
We use header elements to structure the pages and make the information clear.
We use style sheets to keep font sizes consistent, with the exception of graphical text.
At the time of launch this website will accommodate and operate successfully in all contemporary browsers, and by using all recommended modern web standards we hope to minimise any negative effects that future brower or version releases may cause.
We use 'Alt' tags on our images that describe what the image is if you can't see it.
We avoid using colour exclusively to display information.
We provide a site map so that you can easily see the structure of the website and how it fits together.
Downloading PDF documents
You can read PDF documents with a screen reader: with a screen reader, visit the Access Adobe website.
Or you can use Adobe's online conversion tool for pdfs.
Optimising your set up for your needs
AbilityNet's My Computer My Way site offers a guide to making your PC accessible. It offers help with seeing the screen, using your keyboard and mouse, and with language and reading.
More help and advice on website accessibility
Click here to see the BBC guide to My Web My Way.