Information about the site, how to change how it looks and tips for people using screen readers.


We aim to make all pages on this site at least WCAG AA approved, complying with all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Whilst we would like to say this is categorically, it is a judgement call: many guidelines are intentionally vague and can not be tested automatically. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.

We have strived to make all pages on this site validate as well structured XHTML.


The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all of the presentation and layout. Tables are only used for tabular data presentation.

As a result screen reader users can use the screen reader's navigation key to get around the site. If you are listening to the site, menus are grouped together in a more logical fashion.


The content has been written and formatted to make it accessible. For example:

- headings highlight sections of text
- sentences are short with the meaning at the beginning
- links use meaningful text
- pages and forms particuarly can be navigated using the tab key.


Despite our on-going efforts not all areas of the website and related sites are fully accessible. As part of our commitment to making the visitor experience consistent for all we will continue to work on improving our website, in the meantime should you experience any difficulties please contact us explaining the problems you encountered.


As with everything we do, we welcome customer feedback. If you do have any comments about the website please do contact us using the following email address: