Accessibility

Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications

The site features the inclusion WAI-ARIA (Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications) roles throughout all pages ensuring that it conforms to the latest accessibility standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

This can help users who browse the web using assistive devices—such as screen readers—to quickly and efficiently find content and scan the site with ease.

If you experience difficulties using the site, please contact us and we will endeavour to accommodate your needs wherever reasonably possible.

The Dyslexie Font

The Dyslexie font and text treatment plan are designed for people with dyslexia to read with less effort. The letters are designed to be quickly identified individually.

Clarification of each character will counteract the symptoms of dyslexia which include changing, rotating and flipping the characters.

There are also many other changes made to the font, which help people with dyslexia to read with ease.
Click the button in the top menu to view this page using the dyslexie font.

Keyboard access information

This page lists the accesskeys used throughout this website and are intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse or who prefer to use keyboard shortcuts.

Tab key

You can also use the Tab key on your keyboard to move between links on a page. A single press of a Tab highlights the next link, Shift+Tab highlights the previous link.

Increasing text size

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings.

This tool is available in the menu of various browsers as follows:

  • Internet Explorer 5, 5.5, 6 (PC): View > Text size
  • Firefox, Netscape 8: View > Text size
  • Opera: View > Zoom
  • Netscape 6, 7, Mozilla: View > Text zoom
  • Safari (Mac): View > Make text bigger
  • Internet Explorer 5 (Mac): View > Text zoom
Changing colours

Users may wish to change the site’s background colour further or change the colour of body text on the site. Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser.

Depending on your browser type use one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Colors
  • Netscape Navigator: Edit > Preferences > Appearance > Colors
Downloadable documents

We have included downloadable files in Portable Document Format (PDF) with an indication of the file size.