Accessibility

We try to maintain WAI Level AA accessibility

The government requires that all public sector websites – whether for central or local government – should meet the W3C’s guidelines on accessibility to WAI Level AA standard.

We strive to achieve and maintain levels of accessibility that conform to the AA standard, but recognise that it is very hard for a website to maintain such compliance. We choose not to shout about our compliance since it is difficult to be certain that 100% compliance is being maintained.

Accessible websites prioritise clear content, structure and ease of navigation over frilly aspects of design, however they also need not be visually unattractive, nor are they prevented from using the latest web technologies, provided that all information is still accessible to users.

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You may also use your browser settings to change the text size for all the websites that you visit. The technique for doing this is slightly different depending on the browser that you use:

Google Chrome: Select one of the ‘Text Zoom’ options in the ‘Customise and control Google Chrome’ menu
Internet Explorer 9: Select ‘Settings’, then one of the options under ‘Zoom’
Internet Explorer 7/8: Select the ‘Page’ menu, then one of the options under ‘Zoom’ or ‘Text Size’
Internet Explorer 6: Select the ‘View’ menu, and select one of the options under ‘Text Size’
Mozilla Firefox: Select the ‘View’ menu, then ‘Zoom’, then one of the options
Opera: Select the ‘View’ menu, then one of the ‘Zoom’ percentage options
Other browsers may also have similar options available. Please consult the documentation provided with your browser if similar options to the ones above aren’t available.