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Accessibility

When designing and building this web site our intention was to provide a resource that was both easy to use and highly accessible. There are many challenges associated with achieving this, particularly as different browsers display content very differently. If you have any specific issues please do not hesitate to contact us.


FONT SIZES

Different browsers have different methods for increasing the text size, but they are always found under the 'View' toolbar with a name like 'Text Size' (Internet Explorer (IE)), 'Increase text' (Netscape) or 'Text Zoom' (Firefox Mozilla).

In addition, if you have a mouse with a wheel and use Internet Explorer, you can hold down the left CTRL key and roll the wheel up and down.


Screen Resolutions

This site had been designed to take into account different screen resolutions with a fluid approach to page size. This way users who want to use a very high resolution on their monitors will see the pages stretch to fit the whole screen while users who favour very low resolutions (down to 640*480) will not find that the site requires horizontal scrolling.


Images

All images used in this site include alt attributes, providing descriptive detail and replicating textual content where necessary.


Design

This site is designed using validated transitional XHTML 1.0 and cascading style sheets (CSS) for both visual and print layout.


Standards Compliance

The design and build of this web site has been governed by various standards and guidelines. These include: