We are committed to making our sites more accessible and are always looking for ways to make our websites and online services easier to use.
Where possible, we follow the guidelines developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) under the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
You can view this website on a wide range of browsers and we have tested the pages of the site with the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer 5.5 (and upwards) (Windows)
- Safari 1.2 (and upwards)
- Firefox 1.5 (and upwards) (Windows)
- Opera 8 (and upwards) (Windows)
- Netscape (based on the Firefox engine)
- AOL (based on the Internet Explorer engine)
We have used a non-serif font as most people find this easier to read on a screen, chosen colours for our text that give good contrast with the background colours and allow you to change the font size.
If you use a screen reader
Not everyone uses a traditional browser, so we‘ve designed our sites to work with screen readers.
We use text (in ALT tags) to describe images. We use descriptive links so you know where the link takes you, and we don‘t use frames which are difficult for screen readers and special browsers to interpret.
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