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Accessibility Statement

We recognize the importance of providing a website that is inclusive and available for all visitors to our website. This page explains:

  • our approach to making this website accessible;
  • the features provided to enhance the site’s accessibility;
  • what to do if you have any questions or feedback for us.

Approach

This website aims to meet or exceed the requirements of the level A criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (WCAG WAI) 2.0 guidelines.

Accessibility features

Keyboard access

We have provided ‘skip to main content’ links to allow direct access past the navigation menu to the page’s main content.

Text size

You can vary the text size by using your browser’s text resize option: View – Text Size. However, depending on the text settings that you choose, the layout of some pages may display differently than we originally intended.

Alternative text for images

All images have been given appropriate alternative text.

Heading elements

HTML heading elements have been used to represent page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading.

Link text

All hyperlinks should make sense when read out of context, and hyperlinks are clearly presented in a different text style from normal body text.

JavaScript independence

Where JavaScript or other scripts are used for navigation or functionality, an alternative mechanism has been put in place in case your browser does not support these scripts.

Color contrast

We have chosen text and background color combinations to help ensure that the contrast is sufficient and we have also ensured that information is not referenced by color alone.

Style sheets

We have used Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the presentation of pages and have used properly structured markup for content. If style sheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read.

Questions and feedback

If you have any difficulty in accessing any information on this website or if you have any feedback for us, please email or write to us – see the contact details on this page.

Revision date

This Accessibility Statement was last updated on 20 January 2016.