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Accessibility

We’ve built our site with the aim of making it as accessible and as usable as possible. It is intended to conform to Priority Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

This page lists some of the features used to make the site easier to use and provides links to other resources.

Adapting your screen

Resizing text

You can enlarge the text on this site:

Using Internet Explorer:

  • Click on the ‘View’ drop down menu
  • Click on ‘Text size’
  • Choose your preferred text size from the list

If the text is still not big enough:

  • Click on the ‘Tools drop down menu
  • Click on ‘Internet options’
  • In the ‘General’ tab click on ‘Accessibility’
  • Select ‘Ignore font sizes on web pages’
  • Click ‘OK’, then ‘OK’
  • You should now be able to enlarge the text further using the method above

Using Netscape 6 or Firefox:

  • Click on the ‘View’ drop down menu
  • Click on ‘Text size’
  • Choose your preferred text size from the list

Adapting your computer

This site gives detailed information on how to adapt your computer to your own preferences: My computer, my way. There’s good information on this BBC site too. 

Standards compliance

This site has been built to standards:

  • XHTML 1.0
  • CSS 2.0

Some tables have been used within the site for data presentation.