Accessibility Statement

About the Website

This website has been designed to be as inclusive as possible by following W3C Standards and WAI-WCAG 2.0 conferring to Level AA. Should you experience any difficulty, or if you have any suggestions concerning the site's accessibility, please feel welcome to contact.

To find quickly what you are looking on the website, you can search for it. If you are screen reader user, you can reach the search field by pressing the ‘E’ key on the keyboard when the cursor is at the top of the page. Visually the search field could be activated by clicking search icon located at the end of navigation menu.

Different regions on the pages are marked up with ARIA landmarks. Currently it is supported by:

  • NVDA and JAWS when using Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox 3+
  • VoiceOver when using Safari on iOS 4+
  • Orca (Linux screen reader) using Firefox 3+

The website has been tested on a number of mobile devices, and displays will differ depending upon the type of device and its orientation (landscape or portrait mode). All functionality of the website is maintained for mobile devices.

 

Using Skip Links

This site has hidden in page link which is visible only if accessed through a screen reader. With the help of this link, you can jump to the main content.

 

Text Resize

You can make the text two times larger by clicking the “Increase Font Size” image link in the display setting section on the top of every page. If you want to zoom it further, you can use your browser's zoom function to increase the text size. To use your browser's zoom function, please follow these instructions:

Microsoft Windows Users:

  • Internet Explorer 7 and 8: Either select the 'View' menu and select the 'Zoom' option or for keyboard users hold 'Ctrl' and press the '+' (plus) or '-' (minus) keys.
  • Internet Explorer 9: Either select the 'View' option from the menu bar and select the 'Zoom' or for keyboard users hold 'Ctrl' and press the '+' (plus) or '-' (minus) keys.
  • Firefox: Display the standard menus by going to the menu bar, select 'View' menu and select the 'Zoom' option or for keyboard users hold 'Ctrl' and press the '+' (plus) or '-' (minus) keys.

Mac / OSX Users:

  • Safari: Either select the 'View' menu and select 'Zoom In' or 'Zoom Out' or for keyboard users hold 'Command' and press the '+' (plus) or '-' (minus) keys.

 

Changing the colour scheme and contrast

You can toggle high contrast mode by clicking on the toggle high contrast mode button at display setting section on the top of every page. To return to the default settings, click the same button again.

Navigation using a screen reader

Landmarks

  • Using JAWS you can use the keyboard navigation in virtual mode by:
  • Next landmark: ';' (semicolon)
  • Previous landmark: 'Shift' + ';' (semicolon)
  • List of landmarks: 'Ctrl' + 'Insert' + ';' (semicolon)

Using NVDA 2011.2 the landmark keyboard combination in virtual buffer mode is:

  • Next landmark: 'D'
  • Previous landmark: 'Shift' + 'D'
  • List landmarks (and list/headings): NVDA + 'F7'

VoiceOver users can navigate a page via landmarks by choosing 'landmarks' in the 'web rotor', then finger flicking up or down will move to the next or previous landmark.

·        Headings

  • 'H' to cycle forwards through the headings
  • 'Shift' + 'H' to cycle backwards through the headings
  • '1' to navigate to the next level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the next heading on this level)
  • 'Shift' + '1' to navigate to the previous level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the previous heading on this level)
  • 'Insert' + 'F6' to provide a list of all headings
  • Links
  • Press the 'Tab' key to proceed through the links or 'Shift' + 'Tab' to cycle backwards through the links.
  • 'Insert' + 'F7' to provide a list of all links

 

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

This website adheres to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0  up to  Level AA conformance, which explains how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities.

W3C Standards

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML5 and cascading style sheets (CSS). The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code. This means that any future browsers will also display it correctly.