Accessibility Statement and Options

Change Colour Style

(Reset fonts & style to default version)

Change Font Size

This website uses relative font sizes, which means they can be easily resized by browsers if you find the type difficult to read.
*NB. If you are using Safari, make sure that the option to ‘Zoom Text Only’, under the View menu, is unchecked, otherwise the site will not look right.

Firefox, Chrome, Safari & Internet Explorer 7+
Modern browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari* and Internet Explorer 7+ not only increase font size, but actually zoom their display. This makes it much easier for visually impaired users to view text as well as images. To do this, simply press CTRL and + together until the font size reaches a size you are happy with. To decrease the font size, simply press CTRL and – together. If you are using an Apple Mac, please substitute CTRL with CMD.

Opera
Opera offers a similar functionality as above, and this can be achieved by simply pressing + or  to increase and decrease respectively.

Dyslexic Fonts

A new font has been developed to make it easier for people with Dyslexia to read on screen. You can download and install the font onto your own system from this page: dyslexicfonts.com/downloads.php. There are lots of other options on the page, e.g. if you are using Safari or Chrome, you can install a browser plugin that will allow you to view the whole internet in the Dyslexic Font.   This is what it looks like:

Dyslexic Font sample

Dyslexic Font

Using our website

Although our website is quite straightforward, we have included some information to ensure that everyone gets the most out of the experience.

The website was built using what is called “progressive enhancement” which means that everyone using technology that is meant to interact with it can use the website without missing out.

In practice this means that:

  • Without CSS, the content of each page is still readable.
  • With JavaScript off, some aspects of how the website behave somewhat differently then when it is on, but all aspects of the website will remain accessible.
  • Most of the text on this website can be increased or decreased in size using built-in browser tools.

Browsers and operating systems

This website operates on a wide range of browsers and operating systems.

Conformance to guidelines

This website has been built in line with the WCAG 2.0 and aims to achieve Priority 2 / Double A whenever possible. As the WCAG are guidelines, what is of equal importance to us is how people use our website.  As the internet is constantly evolving and the way that different browsers, technologies and devices may interpret and display our website, we have built this website to adhere to web standards and best practices, but not for specific user agents or devices.

Feedback

We like to hear from people about the accessibility of our website and if you would like to tell us about your experience or make any suggestions as to how we could improve it, please contact our web team.

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