Making the web available for all
We have always prided ourselves on building sites that are standards compliant and make the most of accessibility features. This not only benefits the speed and search engine performance but ensures the site will work for all, regardless of how they choose to view it and at what size.
Well structured code, centralised CSS files, the use of html text rather than graphics, access keys and sitemaps, all help to aid accessbility and are standard with all of our websites.
Access Keys are keyboard shortcuts, intended to help users who have difficulty using pointing devices such as a mouse. This provides an extra way to navigate the site. Access keys are normally selected by pressing 'Alt' and the relevant key together followed by the 'Enter' key.
Alt + 0 = Access key details (this page)
Alt + 1 = Site homepage
Alt + 3 = Sitemap
Alt + T = Top of page
To choose a link on the page, use the tab key to cycle through the links. Pressing return will access the selected link.
This website is controlled by a cascading stylesheet. If there is an aspect of the design you would like to change, such as the colours, you may apply your own stylesheet locally in your Internet browser.
The majority of text throughout this website is resizable. You can normally increase or decrease the text size in your Internet browser settings:
'View' - 'Text Size' - then select the size your require.
Headings are used in this site to give it a defined structure. H1 tags are used for main page titles. H2 tags are used for subtitles etc.
Throughout the website, where possible, images, fields and objects have been given a description.