Standards compliance

All pages on this website were designed to conform to level A of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, including Priority 1 checkpoint defined in the Guidelines.

All pages of this website were designed to conform to XHTML1.0.

Further navigation aids

A crumb trail at the top of the page on all archive pages is included to indicate which section of the site you are in.
All listing pages, for example news have previous, next and home links to aid navigation in screen readers and text-only browsers.
A search dialogue box is included on all pages.  


All content images used on this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Graphics of a purely decorative nature include null ALT attributes.


Links within this site to external sites will open in a new window.

Links are written to be descriptive of their target whenever possible. Where this is not possible, the link 'title' attribute has been used to describe the target. 

Visual design

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used on this site for visual layout.

A special CSS is used for printing pages (pages can be displayed in a printer friendly format - see help on printing). If your browser does not support CSS you will still be able to view this site.

A text resizing feature is available on Internet Explorer. To access this: go to 'View' menu, click 'Text Size', and then chose the desired size).  

Browser compatibility

This website has been created to be compatible with Grade A web browsers.