Accessibility statement

This site is built with accessibility in mind. We follow the industry standard W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines so that our site is available to as wide a range of people as possible.

Our approach

The site should work on all modern browsers and should still be usable on older browsers, although it may not look as good as intended.

We have tried to use clear and simple language throughout to make the site easy to understand and use.

We’ve followed the current best practice which means the site will work on modern web browsers. We use the same browser support approach as Google: the latest major browser version plus the previous version. If you have an older browser the site should still work but may not look as it is designed to be.

The pages of this site are made in a semantic way, that means the page structure is clear even when styling is turned off. We’ve included ARIA Landmark Roles which can be used by assistive technologies (ATs).

The site can be navigated by using a keyboard or other AT. Forms have a logical layout and can be used without a mouse.

We’ve used relative sizes for text so you can easily make the text larger or smaller using your browser’s zoom options (usually under the ‘View’ menu). We’ve used techniques to ensure that the site will work even if you don’t have the latest technologies.

All images should have alternative text so that if you turn off images or have a spoken browser, you’ll still be able to read the content.

Further help

AbilityNet’s My Computer My Way is an excellent resource with lots of accessibility tips on how to get the most out of your web browser.

Conformance and standards

We’ve tested the site with the W3C’s validator and the Accessibility Project’s checklist. We also used WebAim’s WAVE accessibility tool and Chrome’s Accessibility Toolkit extension.

This site conforms to a minimum of Level AA compliance of the W3C’s web content accessibility guidelines (2.0). The site has been built adhering to modern web standards and all pages should validate for code compliance.

Contact us

We aim to make this site as accessible as possible so if you have any suggestions or issues with this site please do let us know and we’ll do our best to implement or fix them.