Our website has been designed to provide you with an enjoyable interactive experience, as well as to be as inclusive and accessible to everyone as possible. This page highlights what we have done to make our website accessible, and explains how to use these features.
Navigation Aids and Links
On our site we have included features that are particularly useful for assistive technologies. All links have ‘Title’ attributes which describe the destination of the link. Wherever possible links are written to make sense out of context, so that you do not have to read the surrounding text to understand where the link will take you. On any page, identically-worded links will always link to the same page. You will always be warned if clicking on a link opens a file or website in a new browser window.
We provide a text equivalent for every non-text element (e.g., via “alt”, “longdesc”, or in element content). This includes: images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations (e.g., animated GIFs), applets and programmatic objects, ascii art, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, spacers, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction), stand-alone audio files, audio tracks of video, and video.
We are proud to say that we have considered accessibility and usability during the design of this website to make it easier for everyone to use.
Where colours are used we have tried to make sure there is a good degree of contrast between foreground and background items. If your browser or reading device does not support stylesheets, or you wish to switch them off, all of our content will still be readable. Any use of tables for tabular data or tabled structure has been appropriately marked-up for assistive technologies. All areas of content have been explained, and where we have used drop-down navigation, we have provided a landing page with these links on this page in case your browser does not support our menu.
This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.