All of the web pages of this website adhere to level AAA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0) and to standards in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
All of the web pages of this website are produced as valid XHTML 1.0 Strict World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard using Cascading Style Sheets for styling and layout.
All pages of the website use structured semantic markup. Certain assistive technologies, such as screen readers, allow users to navigate through pages by headings and sub-headings when they are properly marked-up.
The following accessibility features are implemented on this website for people who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse, are blind or with low vision.
You may also adjust your browser's settings. Depending on your browser type, do one of the following:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest
- Netscape Navigator: go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.
- Mozilla/Firefox: go to the View menu, Text Size and choose Increase until the text is the size you require. You can also use Ctrl + + and to return to the default size, use Ctrl + 0
For those who have a scroll wheel with their mouse, holding down the Ctrl key and scrolling the wheel up or down will increase/decrease text size in all browsers.
For all forms on this website we provide a focus indication so that persons using the keyboard can easily notice that certain field or link has been selected.
Image Alt Tags
Images are accessible to the maximum extent possible. All content images have more descriptive ALT-text attributes. Screen readers will read this text, and text-only browsers will display it so that, at the very least, users who have problems seeing images can get a sense of what the images are communicating.