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Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible, regardless of ability or access to technology. This policy sets out how we've made this website compliant and user friendly.

Accessibility standards

This website aims to conform to level AA website accessibility standards of The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

 

Layout

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to manage page layouts, which means pages are well structured and compatible with most assistive technologies.

Images

Graphics and images on our website have alternative text, which describe the contents or function of what is displayed on screen.

Links

Links in sentences are underlined and in a different colour. Links open in the same window unless otherwise stated.

Downloads

Downloadable material is available as Adobe PDF files. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access them, which you can download for free from the Adobe website.

Text

  • All text is written as clearly as possible using language appropriate to the content

  • The fonts we use are designed to be easy to read

  • We have ensured that line lengths and the space between lines are set to offer an easy reading experience

  • We provide headings and sub headings to show the structure of a page and to aid screen readers

  • You can resize text using your browser settings

Navigation aids

  • Navigation aids are consistent throughout the site

  • You can return to the homepage at any time by clicking on our logo in the top left-hand corner of the page

  • The search function in the top right-hand corner of the page can be used to find specific pages

  • Where you are in any given section of the website is shown at the top of the page

  • For those using screen readers, we have included inks that enable main page navigation to be skipped. These are known as ‘skip links'.

Forms

The fields in forms are clearly labelled, and errors in forms are flagged before a form can be submitted.

Further help

If you have any difficulty using this website, please get in touch using our contact details below.

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