We have aimed to develop this website to be accessible by people with a wide range of abilities and browsers.    

For example:

  • We haven’t circumvented any of the browser's inbuilt accessibility tools, so for people with partial sight, the zoom is very effective
  • We have added in ARIA landmark roles where we can to help with navigation when using a screen reader (JAWs etc)
  • We have tried to adhere to contrast ratios (text/background) wherever possible
  • Images include alt-text etc wherever possible
  • Sitemap is included for ease of navigation
  • Print style-sheets clean the design so that only content is available
  • We have tested the site using colour blindness checkers

To aid accessibility, we have included 'access keys' to help with navigation around the site. The following keys are available from all pages of the site. See below for details of how to use access keys in different web browsers. Go to our website site map for a list of all the pages on this site.

The site is optimised for viewing in modern browsers, but should be easily viewable on older systems.

Popular browsers on Windows systems

  • Internet Explorer: Press ALT + the access key, then Enter
  • Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox: Press ALT + the access key
  • Google Chrome: Press ALT + the access key
  • Netscape 4.x: Access keys are not supported
  • Netscape 6 and higher: Press ALT + the access key
  • Opera: Press Shift + Esc to toggle into Access Key mode, then press the access key. Shift + Esc must be pressed each time you want to use an access key

Popular browsers on Macintosh systems

  • Most browsers on the Macintosh use: CTRL + the access key
  • Google Chrome: Press ALT + CTRL + the access key