We are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please use our contact form, as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors.
- All pages on this site follow priorities 1 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and strive to achieve higher levels wherever possible.
- All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3. Opera users can skip sections by using “S” and “W” to cycle forwards and backwards respectively through headings.
Web pages on this site include 4 different areas:
- A header bar that includes the main navigation,
- A “side bar”,
- A main content area,
- A footer.
When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a screen reader), the 4 areas are read in the above order.
- Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable alt attributes.
- Content should be usable/accessible with images “off” (disabled).
- Links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail.
- Links are written to make sense out of context.
- All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labelled.
- We are using non obtrusive client-side scripts.
- This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
Modifying this site to your needs
These links explain the many ways you can make the web more accessible to you.
- Windows users
- Mac users
- Linux users
- W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
- W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer’s guide to accessibility.