Accessibility Tips v1.0
How to Change Text Size?
On most browsers, try holding down the Ctrl key and scrolling the mouse wheel (if you have one), or hold down the Ctrl key and at the same time, push the - or + key.
In Firefox and Internet Explorer, click the "View" menu, then select "Zoom" and then choose whether you would like to increase the size (zoom in) or decrease the size (zoom out). if you want to revert to the default zoom ratio, click the Ctrl key + 0. This will return you to the 100% original zoom ratio.
In Google Chrome, click the customize button (spanner icon), then select the plus or minus buttons to zoom.
How to Change Colour Contrast (for your computer)?
If you are using Windows as the operating system:
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, clicking Appearance, and then clicking Display.
In the left pane, click Change color scheme.
Under Color scheme, click the high-contrast color scheme that you want to use, and then click OK.
This will allow you to set your operating system with a high contrast.
If you are using iOS as the operating system:
Please refer to the manufacturer's instructions online.
How to Change Colour Contrast (websites in your browser)?
In Internet Explorer, click "Tools", then select "Internet options". From within the "General" tab, click the "Colours" button. Deselect the "Use Windows
colours" checkbox and change the colourby selecting the colourswatch. Then, select "Accessibility" within the "Internet options" window and select "Ignore coloursspecified on web pages".
In Firefox, click "Tools", then select "Options". From within the "Colours" tab, click the "Colours" button. Select the appropriate
coloursfrom the colourswatch and un-tick the checkbox labelled"Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above" and click OK.
In Chrome, you have to use an extension. You can make Chrome easier to use by installing accessibility extensions. In the Chrome Web Store, you can see all the accessibility extensions made by Google. You can make reading text and seeing image details easier using the High Contrast extension. To turn on the extension, to the right of the address bar, click High Contrast. To adjust images and text on the page, click High Contrast. Under "Color scheme for [site]," select the color scheme you want. To turn off the extension, click High Contrast Disable.
Accessibility Statement v1.0
HTML accessibility standards
Our HTML Accessibility Standards are a set of specific best practices for
Our site conforms to W3C‘s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, level A. We strive to get as close as possible to level AA.
These standards were developed specifically for UK and EU audiences and for use with technology commonly available in these markets. They are intended for use by the public however they can also be referenced by anyone involved in the design and development or digital products or services.
The core purpose is to inform, educate, and provide information without which there would be no purpose for the site or document.
We aim to provide a core experience to as broad an audience as possible, allowing users to choose the software and devices that work best for them in a broad range of circumstances.
Equally a robust site or application in the more traditional sense
Minimum text size
Having a minimum text size will reduce the number of users who need to make use of browser-based text resize or page zoom. This is a particular issue with an
All our core content has a minimum calculated size of 15px.
To aid discoverability all links on our site are made self-evident with their visual style.
underlined a different
If there is sufficient contrast between foreground and background colours, particularly between text and its background but also applicable to the keys of graphs and similar, then users with moderately low vision or with colour deficiencies that affect contrast to a minor degree are more likely to be able to access our content without requiring additional assistive technologies. All our text passes the
We have checked text and background
All images on the website have an alt attribute. For the editorial significant images, there is a non-null alt attribute value or a text alternative in the preceding or following content.
All forms should have a submit button to provide a clear call to action. This is particularly important to users with cognitive disabilities but is also beneficial to low vision users as an indication of the end of the form.
We have provided ‘Skip to main content’ links to allow direct access past the navigation menu to the page’s main content. The full website, its menu and all sections are fully accessible and navigable by using a computer keyboard only. This makes our website keyboard operable.