Images on our website have alternative text
attributes, known as alt text or alt tags so that when an image is used on a web
page to convey information its content is also described in the alt text. This
means that the image can be understood by text browsers and assistive
technologies such as screen readers.
Readable and resizable fonts and screen width
You can change the text size in Microsoft Internet
Explorer by selecting View > Text size/Text Zoom followed by your preferred
text size from 'Smallest' to 'Largest'. The default setting is usually 'Medium'
or 100%. You can change the text size in Mozilla Firefox by selecting View >
Text size followed by 'Increase' or 'Decrease'. To return the text size to its
default setting, select 'Normal'. Other browsers will work in a similar way.
The website's fonts have been chosen for their
legibility on computer screens. The website's layout has been designed to
stretch to fill the width of the browser, so that you can resize the browser to
suit your own viewing preferences.
Minimising the use of images
Wherever possible text is used rather than graphics
to reduce page download time and to increase your control over text size.
Site design and accessibility
This site has been coded to W3C standards, and meets
all of the priority 1 checkpoints for the web accessibility initiative www.w3c.org/wai
We won't always get it right - with over 3,000 pages
of content we are bound to miss some problems, but we are committed to
addressing access issues as promptly as we can. If you experience any
difficulties in accessing our website, or have trouble using any aspect of the
website, please contact us and let us know.