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Accessibility Policy

Accessibility Policy

Our 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 Equality Act 2010.

Website Navigation

A sitemap is available to the user for quick page access.

Format and Layout

This site has been developed using XHTML and CSS which allows visually impaired users to navigate and experience the site content without restrictions by its layout.

If you need to increase or decrease the size of the text appearing on screen you can:

Internet Explorer (IE)

Change font sizes in IE

  • IE7: From the Page menu, choose the Text size option
  • IE6 and below: From the View menu, choose the Text size option

Change colour and font settings in IE

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
  2. Select the Accessibility… button (bottom right)
  3. By checking the desired checkboxes, you can force the browser to ignore the colours, font styles and font sizes

Disable images in IE

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
  2. Select the Advanced tab (top right)
  3. Scroll down to the Multimedia section
  4. Untick the checkbox labelled Show pictures

Mozilla Firefox

Change font sizes in Firefox

  • From the View menu, choose the Text Size option

Change colour and font settings in Firefox

  1. On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed by Preferences
  2. On other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose Options
  3. Select the Content tab. To select fonts:
    • Within the Fonts & Colors section, select the default font and size from the drop-down menus
    • Clicking the Advanced… will display a new dialog. To enforce your previous font selection, untick the checkbox Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above
  4. To select colours:
    • Within the Fonts & Colors section, click the Colors… button
    • The dialog that appears allows you to select a colour palette that best suits you
    • To enforce your colour selection, untick the checkbox Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above

Disable images in Firefox

  1. On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed by Preferences
  2. On other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose Options
  3. Select the Content tab
  4. Untick the checkbox labelled Load images automatically
Queries

If you are having difficulties using the site please get in touch and we will be happy to help you.