We have built this website with accessibility as a clear focus.
Of particular note:
- If you need to increase font size, holding down the control button on your keyboard and pressing + can enlarge the words you are viewing on screen. Holding down the control button and pressing - will make the font smaller.
- Visually, the site's colours have been evaluated for contrast and readability. Text is presented in a width that is considered highly readable. The more narrow width of the text also assists visitors that may require the text to be enlarged; even at large text sizes, only vertical scrolling is required.
- We have considered the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in the website development, as well as other 'real-world' considerations.
- The site has been built using HTML5, a contemporary method of building websites. HTML5 includes additional features intended to improve accessibility including navigation, main content, footers, etc.
- We have built this website to be usable by any modern web browsers, including mobile and text-only browsers. This website is not dependent on any technology that may hinder the use of assistive technologies such as screen readers, braille terminals and mobility aids.
- The site is navigable using a keyboard alone - there are no menu systems that require a mouse. Additional elements (such as 'skip links') have been added.
- We have tested the site for usability with screen reading software. In particular, an online screen reader called WebAnywhere has been used for testing. Attention has been paid to structuring content with appropriate and meaningful headings and markup that assists such technologies.
- We have added additional multimedia content where available to provide a wider range of ways to access material.
- We have chosen fonts for their on-screen readability. No graphical elements or icons have been used to communicate information.
Although we have made every effort to ensure that this site is accessible, we welcome feedback to help us further improve the accessibility of this site. Please feel free to get in touch.