Web accessibility refers to the practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to information and functionality.

Our aim is to provide a website which is accessible to all user groups. If you have any problems using our site please contact us.

Tab Key Navigation For This Site

You can tab to all links and form controls by pressing the TAB key on the keyboard. The tab order is defined by both a numerical order and the stack order in which items display on the page.

Access Keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts which replace the need for a mouse to navigate the site. Press ALT + an access key on Internet Explorer on Windows and Control + an access key on a Macintosh. Press Enter to select a link.

Press Shift + ALT + an access key in Mozilla Firefox.

Our Access Keys are:

  • Jaws – A screen reader for windows
  • Lynx – Text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays
  • Links – Text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth

The rest to follow when all pages are signed off by Roger

Standards Compliance

XHTML transitional and CSS have been used to build this site. These help ensure the site is more user friendly than perhaps a traditional table-based site may be.

We aim to comply with the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines whilst conforming to at least Level AA compliance. Our target is AAA compliance but we know this may not always be possible.

Accessibility software

If you are using any assistive technology and are experiencing difficulty with any aspect of our site please do let us know.