This web site has been designed to make it as widely accessible as possible so that everyone, regardless of ability, can use our site. This page gives information on features included within the site.

Note that you may also need to review the accessibility features in your browser.

Standards compliance

All our pages conform to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), and the majority of Level AA and AAA requirements are also met. All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict, and use structured semantic markup.

Our CSS also validates.

Tab index

We have attempted to create a logical tab sequence throughout our pages to allow for easier navigation.

Structured, semantic markup

We have used structured, semantic markup on all our pages, using header tags, list items for navigation menus, address tags, etc.

Graphics, Pictures and Images

Where we have used graphics, pictures and images, we have included text descriptions (‘Alt-Tags’), to comply with internationally recognised Web accessibility guidelines. All graphical navigation buttons are similarly ‘Alt-tagged’. Where graphical images are just for decoration they have NULL alt text (alt=””).


We have not used frames throughout this site.


The site is fully accessible if scripting is unavailable.


Where appropriate, links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail.


We’ve tried our best, but if there is anything that we have missed or you feel we could have done better, please let us know.