Accessibility Tips

Quick links

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines. This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people. This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly. Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of this website up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing this website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Use an up-to-date browser

By using an up-to-date browser (the program you use to access the internet) you will have access to a much richer set of options to aid you as you navigate your way around this site. The standard browsers we would recommend are below with links to install each of them:

Once installed, each will bring its own selection of accessibility options and may allow further customisation via the use of extensions. For more details see the Accessibility page for each one:

Options in your browser

Most modern browsers include common accessibility tools. Here is a list of useful features:

Spatial Navigation

Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the SHIFT key and then pressing tab will take you to the previous item.

Text fonts

Depending on your browser, you may be able to override all fonts on the site to one that is easier for you to read. Guides here: Change Font in Firefox Change Font in Chrome Change Font in Edge 

Enlarge your view

You can activate the browser zoom via these keyboard shortcuts: Zoom in Firefox Zoom in Chrome Zoom in Safari Zoom in Edge 

In summary

We are committed to making this site as accessible to you as possible. If you spot anything which doesn’t look quite right or have any suggestions for how we might improve our website please let us know.