We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible while still visually interesting. To do this we have considered a variety of features that are summarised below. Click on the links to see information on the particular accessibility issues.
- Images and Alt tags
- Browser Compatibility
- Coding Standards
- Consistent Navigation
Images and Alt Tags
We have avoided using excessive graphics within the web site where possible to ensure quick download times and access to information that cannot be read when in image format.
Where images have been used we have added ‘Alt’ tags, these are text alternatives that allow you to see what the image is meant to convey. This will apply if the image doesn’t load, if you are browsing with images switched off or if you are using a screen reader to give audio descriptions of the web page.
This website has been designed to work with the following browsers. If you are experiencing issues with the website it is recommended that you install the latest version of the browser.
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
Later versions of these browsers should continue to be compatible.
We have ensured our site conforms to W3C standards for xhtml and css. Adhering to these standards should make our site accessible across browsers which adhere to the same standards, and should make our pages more accessible to those using screen readers and similar devices.
Throughout the site we have tried to keep the navigation consistent. Certain pages are available from every single page on the website. All image links have text alternatives.
If you have any comments about the accessibility of the site please contact our Webmaster here.