Accessibility

Accessibility is important. Efforts have been made to ensure this website is accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of physical ability, choice of browser or viewing device.

The website has been tested on multiple devices (such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones), and on different browsers (including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera).

Since there is a vast choice of devices available to consumers, not all such products may have been included in the website testing process.

Accessibility Features

The following measures have been taken to make this website accessible to the widest possible audience:

Responsive Web Design

A responsive framework has been used to develop the website. What this means is that the underlying code can detect the screen size and type of device being used. This gives the benefit of reducing the amount and type of content for smaller devices, in order to improve performance.

Website Navigation

On a similar note, website navigation alters in line with screen size. The main navigation at the top will be fully visible on large screens, but on small phones it will reduce in size to accommodate the page content. Additional navigation links are displayed at the bottom of the page as large buttons to allow touch activation.

Tabbed Browsing

All links on the website can be selected by pressing the Tab key. The selected link is highlighted in yellow (main navigation links at the top will have a yellow border) to standout from the page.

The main navigation includes ‘Skip To Content’ and ‘Skip To Section Navigation’ links which appear when the Tab key is used to bring them into focus.

This feature allows users to jump to the main content or section links, and avoid their screen software reading aloud all the main navigational links at page top.

Descriptive & Alternative Text

All images and links on the website have alternative text. For links, this allows screen reading software to give more information to the user.

For images, it gives visually impaired users an idea of what the image portrays. Also, in case the image fails to load, the text will take its place.

Adjustable Text Size

The text is adjustable by the user via the internet browser. Depending on which browser is being used, the text size can be adjusted via the ‘View’ menu, or directly by using keyboard shortcuts, such as ‘Control’ and ‘-’ or ‘+’ keys for Firefox.

Style Sheets and JavaScript

The website will continue to work with JavaScript disabled, and without Style Sheets (special code that tells the browser how to present the pages to the user).

Questions and Feedback

Should you have any questions, suggestions or feedback about how the accessibility of this website may be improved, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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