We have developed this site to WCAG 2.0 AA and ISO/IEC 40500:2012 standards. We are continuously reviewing based on feedback from disabled user testing, our accessibility consultants and the latest techniques.
From our experience we have chosen not use access keys on this site for a number of reasons which include:
- Conflict with various browser shortcuts
- Conflict with various screen reader shortcuts
- No proper access key reservation standards (at present)
All unique pages served should have only one level 1 heading (
<h1> ) tag with properly nested lower headings.
We will be providing a richer user experience to customise and control the font sizes on our site in the meantime you can adjust the view by using the following keyboard combinations:
- Ctrl and + will Increase view (zoom)
- Ctrl and - will decrease view (zoom)
- Ctrl and 0 will reset view (zoom)
The above works in Windows Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
All content related images should have meaningful text alternative (alt attribute) for use with screen readers.
All video, were possible, should have a transcript and/or closed captions.
Background and foreground colours used should be within acceptable colour contrast thresholds for visual impaired users.
Basic navigation and site functionality work without script enhancement.
This site is being tested with screen readers such as JAWS and other assistive technologies to ensure equal access for all.
If you are having any difficulties accessing this site please let us know.
You can find more information by visiting our resources section which we will be updating in due course.