This site has been developed to comply with web standards defined by the W3C, and every effort has been made to ensure each page validates as HTML.
All pages on this site follow priorities 1 & 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Structure and design
This site uses semantic markup for structure, and cascading style sheets for visual layout.
Relative font sizes are used to improve legibility when text is resized. This is compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
Where stylesheets are not supported or available, the content of each page is still navigable and legible.
Each non decorative image used on this site has a description, either in the alt tag or on the page itself. The information and navigation contained within this site should be usable/accessible with images “off” (disabled).
We try to ensure that link text makes sense out of context and that it accurately describes the pages it points to. Every effort is made to check for and correct broken links.
All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labelled. Form validation exists to ensure that relevant and necessary information is captured correctly. This validation process does not rely on client-side script.
This site has been developed using non obtrusive client-side scripts.
Some of the information on this site is available in Portable Document Format (PDF). To read these files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your system – this can be download free of charge from the Adobe website. We recommend always having the most recent version of this software installed.
Modifying your view of this site to suit your needs
Advice is available for each platform showing how best to customise and enhance your website viewing experience: