As part of our commitment to standards and quality we follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as part of their Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
Our website conforms to WCAG 2.0 'Level AA' accessibility guidelines and in some cases 'Level AAA' where possible.
This site and all functionality should be accessible by keyboard only.
Headings and sections
Each page should have a clear and unique structure main heading. We also use ARIA landmark roles for page structure and identifying sections.
You can change the text size within the settings of your internet browser. Use the following instructions to increase the size of the text on our website.
- Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome:
- hold down the CTRL key and press + to zoom in on the page,
- to zoom out hold down the CTRL key and press -, and
- to reset the view hold down the CTRL key and press 0
- For all Mac browsers:
- hold down the Command key and press + to zoom in on the page, and
- to zoom out hold down the Command key and press -
Use of images
All non-decorative images should provide a text alternative for assistive technologies such as screen readers to interpret.
All forms should be properly structured with label descriptors for identifying the input form elements.
Use of access keys have previously interfered with screen readers and browsers. While no standard exists for globally recognised reserved keys, and each website can differ with their usage, we do not use this practice however we continue to monitor this development.
Site design has been built and tested against acceptable color thresholds for users with low vision impairment.
We are constantly improving our site and checking against the latest standards as well as feedback from the disability community. Please note that maintaining an accessible website is an on-going process.