Making our websites accessible is a core aim of ours and we will try and ensure that it is usable for people who have visual, hearing, motor or cognitive impairments across a range of operating systems, browsers, and specialist assistive technologies.

As a standard, we employ all the following methods to ensure our site is accessible to as many people as possible:

  • All pictures have an alternative text description
  • We are committed to Plain English in all our written content
  • Our site has been designed without the use of tables except where we need to represent normally tabulated content i.e timetables
  • The website can be navigated without the use of a mouse
  • A non-serif font is used for easier readability
  • We use a hierarchy of heading markups i.e h1, h2, h3 for secondary headings etc which makes it easier for screen readers to work out the structure of a page
  • Our site can be viewed in a logical order when all styling is turned off
  • PDFs will open in a new window and state the file size and format
  • External links will open in a new window