The website complies with guidelines to ensure it is accessible to a wide range of people regardless of ability. The site templates have been designed to meet the "AA" level of compliance with the WAI Accessibility Guidelines and wherever possible, pages within the template will meet this standard. 

The website supports the latest versions of all modern browsers, people still using older browsers will be able to navigate the site, the site and content will still be accessible but they may have a slightly different experience with functionality. We advise updating your browser to the latest version.

Accessibility features

Keyboard access

We have provided “skip to main content” links to allow direct access past the navigation menu to the page’s main content.

Text size

You can vary the text size by using your browser’s text resize option: View – Text Size.

Alternative text for images

All images (where possible) have been given appropriate alternative text.

Heading elements

HTML heading elements have been used to represent page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading.

Link text

All hyperlinks should make sense when read out of context, and hyperlinks are clearly presented in a different text style from normal body text.

JavaScript independence

Where JavaScript or other scripts are used for navigation or functionality, an alternative mechanism (where possible) has been put in place in case your browser does not support these scripts.

Colour contrast

We have checked text and background colour combinations to ensure that the contrast is sufficient and we have also ensured that information is not referenced by colour alone.

Style sheets

We have used Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the presentation of pages and have used properly structured mark-up for content. If the style sheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read.

If you have any issues accessing our website, please let us know.