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Accessibility

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible and usable by all people, whatever their abilities or disabilities.

Whilst we have done a lot to ensure this site's accessibility, you may find some limitations. We aim to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) guidelines.

Web Accessibility Initiative

We try  to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These Guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these Guidelines helps to make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all users.

There may be some pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an ongoing process and older content may not yet reach the standards in all areas.

If you have any problems accessing any information on the site, please contact us and we will endeavour to fix the problem or provide the information in an appropriate format.

This website is built using code compliant with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets.

W3C is the governing authority on web development standards and practices.

Changing the text size or colours of websites

While we've created this site to be usable 'as is', some people are likely to benefit further by customising their computer to suit their individual needs, for example to increase the size of its fonts, get the site spoken to them.

Almost all modern browsers let you change the way web pages are displayed. If you need to change the text size or colour, or the colour of the background, the BBC have a very good 'How to guides' (External Link) for making the web easier to use.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout.

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page should still be readable.

Plain English

The language used on the site will, where possible, be concise, easy to understand and free from jargon, abbreviations and technical terms.
 

 
 
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