We’ve designed this site with accessibility in mind. General features include:
- the use of common web conventions
- avoiding the use of blinking or flickering elements
- the use of validated html and cascading style sheets (CSS)
Font and text size
While we’ve used clear, legible font for all text and headings. In the Firefox browser, select View, then Zoom, and then choose increase. In Internet Explorer, please select View, then Text Size, then Large or Largest. When browsing our Flash site, right click on a PC or control-click on a Mac to enable zoom functionality.
This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. Where possible, we’ve also made our website navigable, usable and readable if your browsing device does not support style sheets.
Providing alternatives for non-text elements gives visually impaired and screen-reader users wider access to our website.
Images, videos and other non-text elements
We’ve made it possible to use our site without having to view graphics or images. All non-text elements, such as images, animations, symbols, audio, video and multimedia have text equivalents. We’ve done this by providing descriptive alt attributes for them. Purely decorative graphics or formatting images have empty alt attributes.
Links and navigation
We’ve structured our website so that it is simple and streamlined to use, helping to improve the experience for all.
We’ve made navigation links consistent between pages throughout the site.
We try not to use frames as they are a barrier to accessibility.