Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring the information on its websites is accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. We aim for a high level of usability for everyone - following best practice accessibility guidelines where possible. Below is information about our websites, including ways to help increase accessibility for all our users.

Our Approach

We are committed to making the information and resources provided via this website accessible to all users. We aim to be standards compliant and follow general principles of usability in order to help all visitors to this website.

This site has been designed to meet Level AA (2) of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C-AA) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. 

We intend to continue improving the accessibility of our site, so if you have any difficulty accessing the site and require further help, or if you have any suggestions to help improve our accessibility, please contact us.

    Skip navigation

    A skip to content link is embedded on our main pages and will be picked up by appropriate screen reader software. Skipping Navigation is an important aspect of Web Accessibility.  Examples of this are shown below:

    • It allows blind users who use a screen reader to skip the navigation elements and move directly to the main content. This grants them access to the information that they want to hear, without having to wait while the screen reader goes through the navigation of the website. This also helps as the reader would normaly have to read through the navigation content when each new page is opened.
    • It allows users with physical disabilites, who are not able to use a mouse/pointing device to skip to links within the content without having to tab through all of the links in the navigation.