We have tried to make this website as accessible as possible in terms of design and layout. There are now many guidelines for websites which were established in order to deal with any issues suffered by people with disabilities such as blindness or dyslexia. Also, it is important to consider that not everyone looking at a site will be using the same standard or make of computer and internet browser.
At the bottom of each page of this website there are some symbols. These relate to various checks we have carried out on the site.
The W3C is an international group which works with its members and the public to develop standards and guidelines for the World Wide Web. We display these logos on our pages to show that the page meets certain standards. For more information, please visit the W3 website at www.w3.org.
Many websites, including this one, prefer to use the Acrobat pdf format for brochures, magazines and other documents that can be downloaded. You need to have Adobe Reader or Acrobat Reader installed on your machine to be able to open this type of file. At the bottom of each page on this website there is a button.
If you do not have Acrobat on your machine, click on this button to take you to the Adobe website. You can then download Adobe Reader, free of charge, by following the instructions.
There are now several web browsers available that people use to 'surf' the internet. This site is best viewed with Internet Explorer, although we have checked it in other browsers. Different browsers display websites in different ways. If you come across a page or something that looks strange in your particular browser, please let us know so that we can try to correct it.
Follow this link for information about changing the text size in a particular browser.
Web pages will look different depending on the size of computer monitor you have, and also on the 'screen resolution' setting. The higher the screen setting, the more information you can see on screen without scrolling. This website is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels. To change your screen resolution, do the following.
- Click on the 'Start' button and then 'Control Panel'
- Click on 'Display' (Appearance and Themes - Windows XP)
- Click on the 'Settings' tab
- Move the slider to 1024x768
- Click on 'Apply' and then 'OK'
- Open Mac Preferences (in Mac OS9 open Apple Menu, then Control Panels, then Monitors)
- Click on 'Displays'
- Select 1024x768 as the resolution
- Click on 'OK'
To search for something on this website please use the search tool on the left hand side of the screen. Simply type what you are looking for into the 'Keywords' box, and then press the 'Search this site' button. You can then filter and order your results at the top of the list of search results.