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We aim to make this and website accessible to all users and therefore intends to follow certain standards and government guidelines to ensure that this site can be used as effectively and easily as possible by everyone.
We will continually work towards improving the accessibility and usability of the website. However, if you experience any difficulties accessing a particular page please call 01202 554794.
This website has been built to conform to W3C's "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0", available at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/, level AA. It also conforms to other W3C standards and best practices and all pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
Access to this site can be enhanced via several options by adjusting the browser settings to suit your requirements and provide greater accessibility.
The text size used throughout the site is easily increased or decreased using your browser. A couple of examples of how to do this are listed below:
Changing your text size in Microsoft Internet Explorer:
Changing your text size in Firefox:
Internet Explorer Zoom lets you enlarge or reduce the size of a webpage. Unlike changing font size, zoom enlarges or reduces everything on the page, including text and images. You can zoom from 10% to 1000%.
To zoom a webpage:
On the bottom right of the Internet Explorer window, click the arrow to the right of the Change Zoom Level button.
Do one of the following:
Most websites can be used without a traditional mouse. Links can be selected and clicked using the keyboard.
If you find it difficult to use a mouse to navigate around the page, you can follow these steps as a substitute to using your mouse:
Changing the site's background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology, as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site.
Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colours and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel. You may need to select the Accessibility option first and tick the box options to enable colours to be changed.
For users of Firefox, go to the Tools menu, select Options, open Fonts and Colours. You can make changes to Fonts and background colours and link colours.