We believe that everyone should participate in an inclusive society and this website has been built with this in mind and is for anyone and everyone to enjoy, however they choose to access and use it.
We have considered the needs of people with a wide range of abilities and from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and have given particular consideration to people with impairments which impact on the way they use the internet, whether that be through the use of specialised or assistive technologies or through adjustments made to mainstream technologies.
Although our website is quite straightforward, we have included some information to ensure that everyone gets the most out of the experience.
The website was built using what is called “Progressive Enhancement” which means that everyone using technology that is meant to interact with it can use the website to their full enjoyment without missing out.
In practice this means that:
Browsers and operating systems
This website operates on a wide range of browsers and operating systems and has been tested specifically against:
The accessibility tooltab can be found at the top right corner of each page. The tooltab can be used to enlarge or reduce text and to change the colour scheme.
The tooltab features:
This website has been built in line with the WCAG 2.0 and aims to achieve Priority 2 / Double A whenever possible. As the WCAG are guidelines, what is of equal importance to us is how real people use our website. As the internet is constantly evolving and the way that different browsers, technologies and devices may interpret and display our website, we have built this website to adhere to web standards and best practices, but not for specific user agents or devices. We also use common sense.
We like to hear from people about the accessorily of our website and if you would like to tell us about your experience or make any suggestions as to how we could improve it, please contact our central office.