Accessibility Statement

Conformance to W3C WAI WCAG1.0 Level AAA.

This means that this site is built to the standards required by the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative(WAI) on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and has a Conformance Level AAA. This is the highest level currently available.

Put simply, the site complies as closely as possible to the W3Cs Priority 1,2 and 3 guidelines in order to benefit users with disabilities or people accessing the site with unusual software or hardware configurations.

These guidelines include:

  • Using an easy to read typeface which users can resize.
  • Ensuring suitable foreground and background colour contrast.
  • Using clear and simple grammar.
  • Providing meaningful text equivalents for pictures.
  • Providing simple and consistent site navigation.
  • Ensuring the target of each link is clearly defined.
  • Using semantic mark-up to maximise browser support.

This site is built using XHTML 1.0 Strict markup and CSS 2.1 - to check this click any of the links at the bottom right hand corner of each page titled - xhtml and css. You'll be automatically redirected to the W3Cs Markup Validation Service.



If you don't use a JavaScript enabled browser for reasons of personal preference or have it disabled - you will be invisibly redirected to a non JavaScript version of the same page containing all the same information.

Browser support

This website has been tested with the following browsers for Windows:

  • Mozilla Firefox 1 +
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 +
  • Netscape Navigator 7.0 +
  • Opera 7.5 +
  • Lynx text only browser

and for Mac:

  • Safari 1.0.1 +
  • Mozilla Firefox 1 +

It also works well on Pocket PC, Windows Mobile operating systems and the iPhone!