Accessibility

Many Internet users with disabilities find websites difficult to use simply because of the way they are designed. This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible and to be compatible with different types of browsers.

For tips on making your browsing experience easier take a look at the excellent BBC My Web My Way site which explains how to set up your computer to the web more accessible.

The following standards have been met in the website design in order to make it accessible with respect to editorial content and user experience, and to comply with the best practice set out in the W3Gs web Content Accessibility and Mobile web guidelines.

1. We have used plain language and avoided jargon.
2. We have divided large blocks of information into short paragraphs.
3. We have expanded upon each abbreviation or acronym where it first occurs.
4. We have provided a consistent structure and navigation.
5. We have clearly defined the different sections of the site and pages and have ensured consistency in location of pages. All page titles are present.
6. We have not broken the back browser functionality.
7. Information has not been displayed solely with colour.

This website meets the standards recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and the code has been validated to meet XHTML 1.0 Transitional Specifications.