are two million people
with sight problems in the UK.
Good design can make a
website accessible to them.
We have followed guidelines based on the World Wide
Web Consortium's (WC3) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
For users with impaired vision all text can be fully
enlarged. Text-based links have been used, rather than graphic
images in order that the user can still navigate the site
web viewing it in enlarged format.
For people with colour vision problems all background colours
were chosen to ensure the best possible contrast. Furthermore
these background tints can be removed if necessary.
The layout of the site, and of each page within it, has been
designed to a logical format. This means that people using
speech synthesiser software can navigate more easily around
the site and are presented with information in a logical order
Similarly, the design principles used helps users who cannot
use a mouse to use their keyboard (or other specialist device)
to ‘tab’ through each page and navigate each page
in a logical manner.
navigation bar at the top of each page means that users can
see, at any point, exactly where they are within the site.
These are just a few of a series of guidelines that have been
adhered to in the design of this site. For a more detailed breakdown,
click on the link below to go directly to the Web Accessibility