Every attempt has been made to ensure this website adheres to WAI web accessibility guidelines.
In order to validate our code, we have used Bobby 5.0.
"Bobby is a comprehensive web accessibility software tool designed to help expose and repair barriers to accessibility and encourage compliance with existing accessibility guidelines. Bobby tests for compliance with government standards, including the U.S. Government's Section 508. It offers prioritized suggestions based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines provided by the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Access Initiative. Bobby allows developers to test web pages and generate summary reports highlighting critical accessibility issues before posting content to live servers."
This site utilises Adobe Flash in some places, if you cannot see the flash movies you can download the player from the Adobe website.
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We also use PDF's in places as a standard downloadable document. If you require the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can get a copy from the Adobe Website.
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Increasing font size or changing font type to improve visibility.
To make text appear larger click on the 'View' menu, point to text size and then choose the size of text that you want. To display text in a different font click 'Internet Options' on the 'Tools' menu. On the 'General' tab, click 'Fonts'. In the 'Web page font' and 'Plain text font' lists, click the fonts you want.
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Changing page colours to improve visibility.
To change how page colours are displayed on the 'Tools' menu in Internet Explorer, click 'Internet Options'. On the 'General' tab, click 'Colours'. Change the settings as required. If you want to specify which font and colour settings to use without having to change settings for individual sites or pages then select 'Tools', 'Internet Options'. On the 'General' tab click 'Accessibility'. You can then change the settings as required.
As you move to or click a link or image, a thin border appears around it so you can see what is selected.
Using the keyboard.
If you have difficulty using a mouse or prefer to navigate using your keyboard then use the help button on your browser toolbar to find a list of keyboard shortcuts. With Internet Explorer for example you can press TAB and SHIFT+TAB to move forward and backward between screen elements such as links, hotspots on image maps, the menu bar.
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All images and links on the site have Alt Tags attached which are a text representation of what the image or link portrays. These should help you to understand the information available and navigate the site easily.
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Customise your toolbar.
You can customize the toolbar by adding or removing buttons, using small or large icons, and showing or hiding the text on the labels. You just need to right click the toolbar and then select Customise.
If you have low vision, you may want to add the Size button for quick access to the relative font size.
If you are using a screen reader, you may want to select Small Icons in the Icon Options list and No text labels in the Text Options list to maximize the amount of screen space available for Web content.