We recognise the importance of providing a website that is inclusive and available for all user groups. This page explains:
• our approach to making this website accessible;
• the features provided to enhance the site’s accessibility;
We believe that this website meets or exceeds the requirements of the level A criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (WCAG WAI) 2.1 guidelines.
We have provided ‘skip to main content’ links to allow direct access past the navigation menu to the page’s main content.
Screen readers & assistive software
Navigate the menus and all interactive functionality without a mouse and using assistive technology such as a screen reader.
Alternative text for images
All images have been given appropriate alternative text.
HTML heading elements have been used to represent page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading.
All hyperlinks should make sense when read out of context, and hyperlinks are clearly presented in a different text style from normal body text.
We have checked text and background colour combinations to ensure that the contrast is sufficient and we have also ensured that information is not referenced by colour alone.
We have used Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the presentation of pages and have used properly structured markup for content. If style sheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read.
Questions and feedback
If you have any difficulty in accessing any information on this website or if you have any feedback for us, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us.