Our website is tested on and supports the following browsers, though it is recommended that the latest version of your web browsing software is used:
Our website is designed to fit screens with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels which is the current standard in web design. We have also opted for a fixed layout so we can be sure everyone is seeing one consistent design, no matter what browser or device they use to view our site.
Video content requires Adobe Flash Player (version 8 or above) or a web browser that supports HTML5 video (Safari for example). Video is fully supported on mobile devices such as Apple's iPhone and iPad that have HTML5 compatible browsers.
To view and print PDF files used within our website you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.
You can change the way our website looks to suit your needs by changing the settings in your web browser. Those available differ from browser to browser, but most browsers offer some or all of the following:
You can adjust the size of nearly all the text on our website by using the font size setting in your browser.
Some browsers allow you to change the default font and background colours you use. These settings are usually found in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menus. Many browsers also allow you to strip a web page of all layout and styling by turning off the website 'style sheets'. If your browser supports this setting you should find it in the 'View' menu.
You can override our website's colour settings by setting your browser to the desired colour combination.
Our website uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and structured.
Most browsers let you skip from link to link using the TAB key. The current link will be highlighted in a black dotted border. To move backwards, hold down SHIFT and press the TAB key.
All images used in our website include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.
Our website conforms to W3C standards. Both the XHTML and CSS are fully validated against W3C guidelines.