Accessibility of our website
This site uses the Open Source Content Management System Drupal and has been designed to be completely accessible and usable, working in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG v2.0).
We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the internet, to develop a web site that is clear and simple for everybody to use.
We have also endeavoured to achieve accessibility as measured against version 2.0 of the WCAG. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective — and although we are sure that we have met them squarely, there may be instances where interpretation may vary.
We have provided ‘skip to main content’ links to allow direct access past the navigation menu to the page’s main content.
You can vary the text size by using your browser’s text resize option: View – Text Size.
Alternative text for images
All images have been given appropriate alternative text.
HTML heading elements have been used to represent page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading.
All hyperlinks should make sense when read out of context, and hyperlinks are clearly presented in a different text style from normal body text.
We have checked text and background colour combinations to ensure that the contrast is sufficient, and we have also ensured that information is not referenced by colour alone.
We have used Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the presentation of pages and have used properly structured markup for content. If style sheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read.