This section outlines some of the accessibility features that are provided for users and guidance on how to use them. Your web browser and operating system ‘Help’ should also have information on additional accessibility features.

For general information about access requirements, please visit our accessibility pages.

Design

The site has been optimised to be viewed across multiple platforms and devices and to work with the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Edge (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari (latest version)
  • Android

Whilst we do everything we can to ensure the site works on multiple devices, the world of web browsers and technologies moves quickly. It is not possible to guarantee the site will work for all browsers past, current and future but we will always aim to ensure that the most popular browsers and devices (as indicated by user analytics) are fully usable. If you are using an older web browser, you may encounter difficulties with online navigation. We recommend downloading a more modern web browser or updating your browser to the latest version if possible. If you see specific issues you feel should be addressed, then please contact us and we will be happy to investigate. If you do contact please be sure to provide the details of the browser you are using and the device you were using.

Colour and Fonts

The colour combinations have been checked to ensure the appropriate contrast and difference are present. In nearly all cases the text within the content pages has been set to relative sizes, which can be increased or decreased for more comfortable screen reading.

Navigation

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2, H3, H4 tags for subtitles, etc.

Text equivalents have been provided for every non-text element with ALT tags provided for all images and multi-media elements.

All forms fields follow a logical tab sequence to ensure easy navigation.

JavaScript

The use of JavaScript has been kept to an absolute minimum. Where it is used, all pages and processes are still accessible should JavaScript be turned off.

Copy & Links

We have also ensured that blockquotes are only ever used for identifying quotations. They are not used for formatting purposes.

All links have been written to make sense when taken out of context. Where appropriate, we have also added link title attributes to describe the link in greater detail.

Alternative formats

The website does include a number of PDF files, which we are unable to re-produce in alternative formats. We recommend that users download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to view Adobe PDF files at: www.adobe.com. For further information about Adobe’s PDF accessibility, please visit: http://access.adobe.com