Many Internet users with disabilities find websites difficult or even impossible to use simply because of the way they are designed.
This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible and to be compatible with the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including screen readers.
As such visitors can control the size of the text and use 'access keys' on the keyboard rather than the mouse to navigate through the pages.
You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser. In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size. In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size. Alternatively, if you have a mouse with a scroll wheel you can enlarge or diminish the font by pressing and holding the “control” button on your keyboard and moving the wheel.
Compliance with Standards
All of the pages comply with the Accessibility Guidelines or General Principles of Accessible Design laid down by the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) Working Group of the W3C.
Specifically, this website aims to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Level Double-A.
The presentation layer has been created in accordance with the W3C Recommendation on Cascade Style Sheets, Level 2 (CSS2).
Most of the links whose text does not fully describe the destination have title attributes with an explanation.
Whenever possible, links are written in such a way that they make sense out of context. Some web browsers (such as JAWS, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and Opera) can extract the list of links from the current page and let users navigate the site using the list.
The internal links do not open in a new window. External links do open in a new window.
The website's visual design has been created using Cascading Style Sheets CSS. Thanks to its structural markup, the site content is fully legible even for web browsers or browsing devices that do not support style sheets.
We have tested this website thoroughly but are always keen to get your feedback to make improvements.