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Accessibility Information

This website has been constructed with accessibility in mind. Details of these features are explained below.

Short Cut Keys

We have provided a series of keyboard shortcuts intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse.

The following information summarises each of the keyboard shortcut commands available to you.

Depending on your browser, use one of the following:

PC / Windows

  • if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or later then press 'Alt' and the relevant number/letter, then press the 'Enter' key
  • if you are using Netscape version 6 or later, or Mozilla, then press 'Alt' and the relevant number/letter at the same time (or Shift-Alt in some newer browsers)

Press Alt S to skip the navigation and go to the page content
Press Alt 2 to go to the News page
Press Alt 1 to go to the Home page
Press Alt 0 to return to this page


  • press the 'Ctrl' key and the relevant access key mentioned above

Standards compliance

All pages on this site are WCAG AA approved, complying with all priority 1, and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This is a judgement call; many guidelines can not be tested automatically. All the guidelines have been reviewed and it is believed that all these pages are in compliance.

All pages on this site have been constructed to XHTML 1.0 standards.

All pages on this site use structured semantic markup.

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

The site has been checked for readability with different kinds of colour blindness.

Text Size

You can re-size the text on this website using either the text sizing facility provided by your web browser, or the links provided below:

Web browsers

This site has been tested in a range of different web browsers.

On PC's we recommend any of the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Opera. On Macintosh computers we recommend the use of Firefox or Safari.

If you need any assistance in using this website or have any comments please contact us on 023 8090 2400.