Functionality and accessibility are core to our online best practice, we programme for the widest audience meeting DDA and W3C standards to priority 1 and 2 rating and priority 3 where possible. All sites are tested on both PC and MAC platforms with using an "Elegant Degradation" methodology - additional best practice standards below:

Platforms: Windows PC, Mac OS

Resolution: 1024x768 viewable

Browsers Tested: PC - IE7-8,Firefox 5+ / MAC - Safari 5+

Images: Wherever information is presented using images, matching alternative text is provided

Flash: Detection with automatic alternative content replacement

JavaScript: Detection with automatic alternative non-JavaScript content replacement

Code validation: XHTML 1.0 Transitional

All pages have a menu that is accessible by using the Tab key so each menu item follows the previous using the Tab key method.

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. This site uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

If you would like to change the size of text in order to view it clearly on your screen please refer to the instructions below.

From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size

Hold down the CTRL key and press +

Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press -

Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +

Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press -