We welcome any questions and comments regarding this site’s Accessibility policy.
- All pages on this site should follow Priorities 1 & 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
- All pages on this site should validate as HTML 5t and use valid CSS.
- All pages on this site should use structured semantic markup.
Web pages on this site should include 4 different areas:
- A header bar
- A side bar that includes the main site navigation
- A main content area,
- A footer.
When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a
screen reader), these four areas should rendered in the above order.
Pre-defined access (shortcut) keys often clash with keys set aside for use with other
software – including software that allows users with particular needs to browse the Web. This site does not define access keys so that any potential clashes with other software are avoided.
- Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site should have suitable text alternatives.
- Content should be usable/accessible with images ‘off’ (disabled).
- Links should be written to make sense out of context.
- The first link in every web page should be a “Skip to content”. This can be used to
jump directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content).