We want our web site to be as accessible as possible. To make it easy to view, we've designed our pages to conform at a minimum to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Accessibility Initiative.

The guidelines defined by the WAI also form the basis of the standard required by the Royal National Institute for the Blind and their "See it right" campaign.

We aim to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission. This Act states unambiguously that private and public sector web sites must be accessible.

This web site has also been developed to meet the requirements of the Quality Framework for UK Government Website Design as published by The Office of the e-Envoy.

Please contact us if you wish to give us feedback so we can continue to improve the accessibility of this web site.

accessibility features

Links are written to make sense when read out of context.
All images used in this site have appropriate text equivalents.
Each page is constructed so that it can be read without style sheets.
This site uses relative font sizes to enable the user to specify "text size" in visual browsers.
All forms follow a logical Tab sequence.
Labels are associated with fields in HTML forms.
A site map has been included to provide information about the general layout of the site.
accessibility references

Disability Discrimination Act 1995
W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
web browsers

Microsoft - Internet Explorer
Mozilla - Firefox
Apple - Safari
assistive technology

JAWS: screen reader
Lynx: text web browser.