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(Accessibility features currently only apply to our information pages)
We offer the following accessibility features on our content site:
- a skip to content link to help screen reader and keyboard users access content quickly
- a search facility and sitemap
- a flexible page layout (the centre column resizes with the width of your browser window)
Our website strives to uphold the principles and best practice of the WCAG 1.0 AAA guidelines.
Our site’s code
This site has been built to comply with standards (x)HTML and CSS2. At
every stage the code has been checked for accessibility using a range of
automated and (more significantly) manual checks. In older browsers
(Netscape and Internet Explorer 4 and earlier) it will appear as an unstyled
document. All information and functionality will still be
accessible. At the top of every page is a hidden link that is spoken by screen-reading software and will appear when 'tabbed to' using a keyboard. It is the first link and, when selected, will make reading skip past the rest of the menu items and commence at the beginning of the main page content.