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Accessibility

This website is designed in order to be accessible to all users, and to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

The DDA was passed in 1995 (updated 1999 & 2004) to end the discrimination facing many disabled people, including when using the Internet. The The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were set out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1999 to give checkpoints for accessible web design that complies with the DDA.

This website follows the Priority 1 and 2 guidelines relating to accessibility as set out by the WC3.
All pages on this website have also been validated for XHTML and CSS, with accordance to the web standards set out by the W3C.

Further information regarding the DDA can be found at the Disability Rights Commission. The World Wide Web Consortium have many good resources on making the Internet accessible, as well as on their push for global web design standards.

Text Size

You can 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:

Internet Explorer 7/8: Select the 'Page' menu, then one of the options under 'Zoom' or 'Text Size'. The default setting is 'Medium'

Internet Explorer 6: Select the 'View' menu, and select one of the options under 'Text Size'

Mozilla Firefox: Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', then select Increase, Decrease or Normal, or the 'View' menu, then 'Zoom', then one of the options

Opera: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Zoom' percentage options 

Netscape: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Text Zoom' 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.