This link at the top of the page that allows keyboard users to jump over the navigation
links and land on the main content
It is possible in most Browsers to navigate through a website using the tab key
To navigate with the Tab key follow these steps:
- Windows: Press the Tab key until the link you require has focus, then press Enter. ‘Shift’ + ‘Tab’ goes backwards
- Firefox: Press the Tab key until the link you require has focus, then press Enter. ‘Shift’ + ‘Tab’ goes backwards
- Chrome: Press the Tab key until the link you require has focus, then press Enter. ‘Shift’ + ‘Tab’ goes backwards
- Opera: Hold down the ‘Shift’ key + Arrow key Up & Down
Browsers and assistive technologies implementation of Accesskey support is inconsistent and ineffective, because of this Accesskeys have not been implemented for this site.
For further information on this subject read the wirteup at webAIM: Keyboard Accessibility
- Part of this website’s dedication to standards compliancy is that in addition to semantically marking up pages, many links have TITLE attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article)
- In as much as is possible, links are written to make sense out of context
- All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics and placeholder images include null ALT attributes
- Complex images include a LONGDESC attribute or inline description to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
- This site uses Cascading Style Sheets for visual layout
- The first time an abbreviation or an acronym is used in a page, it is identified with either an ABBR tag or an ACRONYM tag respectively.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support Style Sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable
- Colour Contrast has been check and Passes WCAG 2.0 level AA
- All information conveyed with colour is also available without colour
This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers. This option can be adjusted by the user, allowing them to change the text size of their browser. For the shortcut method follow these steps:
Mozilla/Firefox, Internet Explorer 7 & 8, Google Chrome, Opera
- To increase the text size, press and hold Ctrl while pressing +
- To decrease the text size, press and hold Ctrl while pressing -
- To reset the text size, press and hold Ctrl while pressing 0 (zero)