This website has been designed to be as accessible to as wide a range of people as possible. This has involved some additional features that are designed to aid people with visual or physical disabilities to access the site more easily.
To meet this commitment, this website adheres as closely as possible to the Web Accessibility Guidelines, published by the World Wide Web Consortium W3C group, and the UK Government's guidelines in the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).
A sitemap is available to the user for quick page access.
This site has been developed using XHTML and CSS which allows visually impaired users to navigate and experience the site content without the restrictions by the layout.
Some visitors may find it necessary to increase or decrease the size of the text appearing on screen. This can be achieved by:
Apple Mac - holding the 'Apple' key, then pressing + or - to alter the font size.
Internet Explorer users can use the 'View' menu, highlighting the 'Text Size', then selecting the appropriate option.
Access keys and shortcuts
You can change the settings of your browser to better suit your needs and use specially provided keyboard shortcuts in case you find it hard to use a mouse. This web site uses the UK Government access key system.
- Alt + S (Skip navigation)
- Alt + 1 (Home page)
- Alt + 3 (Site map)
- Alt + 4 (Search)
- Alt + 8 (Terms and conditions)
- Alt + 9 (Contact Us)
Note: please keep in mind that there can be variations on how to enter the access keys depending on the browser your are using.
- Windows Firefox use Shift + Alt + Number
- Windows Internet Explorer use Alt + Number then Return
- Apple Mac Safari or Chrome use Ctrl + Alt + Number
- Apple Mac Firefox use Ctrl + Number
If you are having difficulties using the site please contact us.