Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to as many people as possible and have worked to ensure that the site follows best practice to support those with disabilities and those who may be using assistive technology to browse this website.

Standards compliance
Wherever possible we follow accepted web standards:

  • Pages validate as HTML5
  • Pages aim to meet priority 1 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and as many of the priority 2 guidelines as is practicable

In addition to complying with these standards, we have also created the site with the following features which aid accessibility:

  • Each page has its own unique title that explains its content
  • Pages use structured semantic markup with h1 tags used for page titles, h2 tags used for in-page headings and h3 tags used for subheadings
  • Text alternatives are provided for all images
  • We have not duplicated any browser functionality, enabling you to use your standard browser tools for changing the size of the font used
  • The content of the site is available without JavaScript support or any requirement for plugins such as Java and/or Flash
  • Pages have been designed to ensure strong readability and contrast
  • Links and other hotspots have been made as large as feasible within the design to ensure that they are easy to click

Exceptions
While we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines for accessibility it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. In some cases the need to support different browser versions can compromise page validation.