We aim to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) guidelines for accessibility; this is an ongoing process of re-evaluation and we are continually working to make our website more accessible for people with disabilities as technology, and standards, allow.
The World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. Included in this initiative is the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0, which includes a series of checkpoints (referred to as Priorities) that may be used to review a website’s content for accessibility.
We believe we comply with all of the Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints defined by the above guidelines across our website and therefore conform to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 and we are striving to meet level AAA. More information on these priorities can be found below:
- World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
- Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility
All images have ALT or TITLE attributes associated with them. This means a short description will be provided when images are disabled (or are for other reasons unavailable), or alternatively a tool-tip (when hovered over with a mouse).
We try to make sure that links are described logically (rather than ‘click here’) to make sense out of context. Where appropriate, links have been given TITLE attributes to help fully explain the purpose of the link concerned.
Portable Document Files (PDFs)
Some of our content is provided in the form of PDF (portable document format) files. In order to view these documents through your browser you will need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader software; this free software can be installed automatically for you if it is not available on your system by going to the Adobe website.
Adobe also provides some additional information on making information more accessible. The link is below: