We have done our best to make our website as accessible and usable as possible, and we’ve done this by adhering sensibly and practically to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C, the web’s governing body).
- Images have alternative text (so if you can’t see the image you can still read the text).
- Colour contrast between foreground and background is sufficiently strong.
- Text re-sizes according to user preference.
- Headings are correctly used (they’re not just ordinary text made to look big and bold).
- Links make sense by themselves (e.g. no instances of links that just say “Click here” or “More…”).
- Tables are used for laying out tabular information and have proper headings and summaries.
- Visual presentation is defined in ‘stylesheets’ and is not embedded in the pages.
We’ve aimed for AA compliance, but have not adhered to some checkpoints that are no longer relevant or have been demonstrated to hinder accessibility.