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accessibility standards

question: what standards does this website meet for accessibility?

answer: the site has been designed with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative standards in mind. You can read more about these standards at the WWW consortium Opens external link in a new window website.

screen resolutions

question: which screen resolution do you recommend for viewing ?

answer: the recommended minimum display settings for the pages are 800x600 and 16-bit colour (65,356 colours or thousands of colours depending on your operating system).

question: can I use screen magnification software?

answer: although some of the built-in features of the web browser that you use might be helpful, they do not offer the same level of access as the magnification software packages developed by specialist software suppliers. The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) website provides in-depth information for partially sighted web users.

question: I have very restrictive vision. What are my options?

answer: if you have little or no vision, the Internet can be accessed using a speaking browser and refreshable Braille displays. A speaking browser reads aloud the contents of the entire website. Braille displays translate the site's content into Braille, which can be read by touch. Visit the RNIB website for details of technology designed to help if you have a visual disability.

physical disabilities

question: I have physical disabilities. What can help me to access the site?

answer: the AbilityNet website provides information that can help people with disabilities make better use of computers. AbilityNet is a British charity.

or you may find the accessibility key shortcuts at the top of this page helpful. See Accessibility key shortcuts.