Accessibility

In both the design and technical development of this website, we have endeavoured to provide a website that is accessible to the vast majority of its visitors.

The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 states unambiguously that private and public sector websites must be accessible with respect to the provision of services online.

The layout takes into account users who are visually impaired or have difficulties using a mouse. It has been developed to be compatible with popular screen reading software, and can be navigated easily using just a keyboard.

Please contact us if you wish to give us feedback so we can continue to improve the accessibility of this website.

Accessibility features

  • Links are written to make sense when read out of context.
  • All images used in this site have appropriate text equivalents.
  • Cascading style sheets have been used for layout and presentation.
  • Each page is constructed so that it can be read without style sheets.
  • This site uses relative font sizes to enable the user to specify "text size" in visual browsers.
  • All forms follow a logical Tab sequence.
  • Labels are associated with fields in HTML forms.
  • A site map has been included to provide information about the general layout of the site.
Assistance in the viewing of our site

If you are having trouble reading the text, you can change the text size to make it larger.
  • If you are using Internet Explorer select 'View', then 'Text size', then select desired size.
  • If you are using Mozilla Firefox select 'View', then 'Text zoom’ then select desired size.
  • If you have a scroll-wheel mouse, pressing ‘Ctrl’ and then moving the scroll-wheel will increase the text size.
  • If you do not use a mouse, you can use this website with your keyboard instead. If you use Windows, press Ctrl + tab key, then use the tab key to move to the link you want.

Conformance

We strive to conform, at a minimum, to Level Double-A compliance as specified by the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

In general, the site conforms to WAI Level Double-A rating where HTML is used. Where documents are made available in other formats such as Adobe Acrobat, conformance has not been achieved.
Accessibility references

Equality and Human Rights Commission
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

If you are having difficulty, please contact us.