What are we aiming to achieve?
We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so, ensure that it adheres to many of the available standards and guidelines.
What are we doing to ensure we meet the criteria?
The Government requires that all websites should meet the W3Cs Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, to Level A. These guidelines are based on good design practice and exist to ensure that no individual is excluded due to disability or choice of device.
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML Transitional 1.0 and CSS 2. The site displays correctly in all standard current browsers and by adopting these standards we ensure that it will remain compliant in any future browsers.
Every page on our website is accessible. We aim to achieve level A and to comply with as many of the features of AAA as are possible, but recognise that this is not always achievable for the entire website. At every stage each individual web page is checked for accessibility using a range of automated and manual checks performanced by our webteam.
What if I have problem using the website?
Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
We are always seeking to improve our site above and beyond the guidelines that should enable us to bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, or would simply like to give us feedback on the accessibility and usability of our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.