We are aware that different website visitors have different needs and recognise the importance of providing a website that is accessible to all. This website was created to comply with the Web Accessibility Guidelines (WAI).
The following measures were applied to the website to ease access:
The navigation is not dependent on a pointing device or scripting.
Structured, semantic markup:
Headings and navigation menus HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, and so on.
Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.
All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes.
Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes. Images used for headings are applied using style sheets - since the heading exists as text behind the graphic, alt attributes are unnecessary.
We have checked the site's font and background colour combinations against the different colour blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear.
If you wish to override the site's colours, you can import your own style sheet.
You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser:
In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.
If you wish to override the site's font settings, you can import your own style sheet.
Style sheets (CSS)
This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), where possible, for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic mark-up ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.
If you wish, you may import your own stylesheet into this website:
In Internet Explorer select Tools, then Internet Options, and then Accessibility. Next, click on any or all of three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format document using my style sheet' then simply browse to your style sheet and click OK.
In Netscape select Edit, then Preferences and then Appearance. You will then be given the choice to specify your own colours and fonts.
All forms follow a logical Tab sequence.
Labels are associated with fields using HTML label tags.
The site is fully accessible if scripting is unavailable.
Linking texts have been written to make sense out of context.