Accessability for the visually impaired
Site structure & Standards
We proudly display the WC3
logo (at the base of each page) to show that this website
is validated 100% compliant with
HTML 4.01 Transitional and CSS
standards. These standards recognize that this website has been
properly designed for access by the widest range of internet browsers,
and can also be accessed by people who are visually impaired.
Accessing the features
Read on to learn how you can access the inherent features in
this website using your internet browser.
Body text and most other text on this website is set in relative
sizes, which means the user can increase and decrease text size
eg: Your Web Browsers' File Menu "View >
Text Size > Large" (or similar).
Links are self-describing for intuitive understanding when encountered
out of context.
Many links have a title attribute which describe the link in
greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes
Links leading to files that are not
HTML documents such as
PDF's, Word files etc, are noted via the link text and/or
This site uses CSS
(cascading style sheets) for visual layout. If your browser does
not support CSS,
the content of each page is still highly legible through being
structured in a linear and hierarchical fashion.
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT
attributes, ( you can usually see these under normal circumstances
by moving your mouse pointer over the image).
Purely decorative graphics include ALT attributes or are handled
purely by CSS,
thus not requiring descriptive ALT attributes at all.
This website is designed for effective use by all web browsers
and devices. Enhancements have been made to this site that may
provide additional functionality and refinement in newer browsers.
If you would like to take advantage of this, please ensure you
are using a modern browser, such as Mozilla, Opera 7 or Internet
Explorer 6. Newer browsers are free and straightforward to install,
and are typically 5 to 10 MB
For more information on how to customise Internet Explorer browser,
go to "Help > Internet options" in the pulldown menu.
Similarly, for Netscape go to "Help > Preferences".
Browser download links
We will shortly be including links to various browsers and
addon enhancement features of benefit to the visually impaired.
This site's language is defined as "en" to tell
screen readers what language - English - this site is written
in, so it can pronounce words properly when it reads them aloud.