Please note that some of these facilities are NOT available on a phone or tablet presentation where alternatives may be provided by the device browser.

Visual Styles

(Accesible at the top right of the page via the universal access icon - Universal Access icon) When you choose a new design theme (Default Theme or Contrast Theme) by clicking on the image for high contrast or normal contrast (either  or ), a cookie with the name of the theme is stored on your web browser so that the next time you visit, the site is presented with the same visual appearance.

You can also change the font size by using the "Bigger Reset Smaller" also accessible via at the top right of the screen via the universal access icon -Universal Access icon. The font size will also be remembered via a cookie between sessions and pages so you will come back to the site with the previous settings.

Access Keys

Most browsers support site-defined keyboard access for specified links.

  • On many Windows browsers, you can press ALT + an access key followed by RETURN, or ALT+SHIFT + an access key followed by RETURN;
  • On many Mac browsers, you can press CTRL + an access key or CTRL + ALT + an access key depending on the browser version.
  • A full list of browser key access controls for various browsers can be found here.

These are the access keys for this site:

  • m - Skip to main navigation
  • 1 - Home page (or L - for Logo)
  • 2 - Skip to main content (desktop size screens only)
  • 3 - Site map
  • 4 - Skip to Search
  • 8 - Terms of Use / Cookies
  • 9 - Feedback form / contact us
  • 0 - Access key details

ARIA roles

The following ARIA landmark roles are used on this website:

  • Banner: A region that contains mostly site-oriented content, rather than page-specific content;
  • Complementary: A supporting section of the document, designed to be complementary to the main content, but remains meaningful when separated from the main content,
  • ContentInfo: A large perceivable region that contains information about the parent document. In this case the region is the page footer;
  • Main: The main content of a document;
  • Navigation: A collection of navigational elements ( links) for navigating the document or related documents.

Tab / Tabindex

There is limited need on this site for the use of tab keys for field ordering and use depends on your browser. The search box and search button are included in the tab order as are the contact form fields.

No CSS?

The site will still present without CSS enabled and there are jump links to adi navigation. The jump links also appear in the accessibility bar if CSS is enabled.

Images and Slideshows

Single images have alt captions wherever possible to adid with accessibility. The slideshows do not have this functionality but a general description for the slideshow is provided by a link or title.

Links

Links should each have a title to aid their accessibility.