Accessibility

We are committed to making our websites accessible to all, we therefore support the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from us, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.

To help us ensure that our website complies, we have built the site to several international standards. These include:

External Link: Valid XHTML 1.0 TransitionalExternal Link: Valid CSS!Level Double-A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

Validated XHTML

This ensures that the code that we have used on this site validates against the W3C's standards. As more and more assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, TTY, etc.) are using this standard to build against, we can be sure of making our site accessible to the widest audience.

Validated CSS

Again, by validating our style sheets against the W3C standards, we can make our site accessible to everybody with a DDA compliant browser or other assistive technology.

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were set out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1999 to give checkpoints for accessible web design that complies with the DDA.

This website follows the Priority 1 and 2 guidelines relating to accessibility as set out by the WC3.

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our web sites interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact us for assistance. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information.