We use cascading style sheets for visual layout. We use only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
If your browser does not support stylesheets, the content of each page is still readable. We have made every effort to maintain high background-foreground contrast at all times.
All images used on this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Decorative images and graphics include null ALT attributes. Some more descripive images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the image to non-visual readers.
Links to external sites open in new windows. Wherever possible, our links are written to make sense out of context. Some browsers (Opera, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and JAWS) have the ability to extract links from a page and allow the user to browse the links separately.
We use scripting for visual effects and in a number of our search and form features. We have made every effort to ensure that all of our content remains fully accessible if scripting is unavailable.
All pages use structured semantic markup. Should you find any accessibility issues with our site then please contact us and we will do our best to fix them.
We have associated Labels with form fields using HTML label tags. All of our forms follow a logical focus and Tab sequence.
Disability Descrimination Act
To the best of our knowledge this site complies with the requirements of the British Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). If you require any assistance in reading or understanding this information please contact us.