Accessibility statement


The following text outlines some of the design considerations which have been employed to ensure our site is accessible as possible.


Following W3C guidelines

Our website has been designed to aim to meet many of the accessibility guidelines as outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium –

It has 12 guidelines that are organised under 4 principles: perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.

All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that top level and main content pages are compliant with their standards. For example:

  • Alternative text
  • Images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which where appropriate identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser’s automatic image loading feature is turned off
  • Links
  • Text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context
  • Colour contrast
  • Care has been taken to ensure that appropriate foreground and background colours provide sufficient contrast


Browser compatibility

The website has been tested and works on various operating systems and a wide range of browsers including Internet Explorer 11 and upwards. It is also compatible with Internet Explorer 10 although not all functionality is supported with this browser.


PC compatibility

  • Windows 8, Windows 9, Windows 10
  • Firefox 3.6 and above
  • Internet Explorer 10 and above
  • Opera10
  • Chrome 4
  • Safari 4


Mac compatibility

  • OSX
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Firefox 3.6
  • Opera10
  • Chrome 4
  • Safari 4


Screen sizes

The website follows a responsive design. As such it will work on high-resolution desktops/laptops but also has a minimum screen resolution of 480×360 for mobile devices.



Some of the files on this website are supplied in PDF format. Our aim is to ensure that all our documents are accessible. Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free to view the PDF documents.