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Accessibility Statement



Most browsers support accesskeys which allow keyboard shortcuts to important areas defined on the web site.

These can be accessed on Windows by pressing ALT + accesskey, and on Macintosh using Control + accesskey

Browser Compatability

This site has been designed to work with all browsers on all platforms. Design considerations have been taken to make sure the sites works on all modern browsers, as well as depreciating effectively in older browsers. The site has been design to work well with text-only browsers and with assistive technologies, such as screen readers.

The site will also work on small screen devices such as PDAs and the latest mobile phones.

Standards Compliance

All of the docments on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict. The also site uses structured, semantic mark-up.

The site is constructed using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to present the different styles. If the browser or device you are using does not support CSS, the site will still be presented as a structured, well-formed document.

All of the pages on this site meet the highest accessibility standards. The pages comply to priorities 1, 2 and 3 of the World Wide Web Consoritums (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which are part of the consortiums Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). This means they are WCAG "AAA" approved. The site has been tested using both Cynthia Says and Bobby which are automated accessibility tools which apply the WCAG.


All decorative images are nested within the stylesheets. All functional and content-related images used on this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Complex images (such as figures) include a D-link to explain the significance of each image to readers who cannot, or choose not to, view images. Style sheets are used to hide the D-links in visual browsers.

All links are written so that they sense out of context of the original article. Most links have title attributes which describe information concerned with the link in more detail. No links contain javascript and therefore work if this scripting is turned off. No links open new windows.

Within the main content, all links are underlined. On mouseover the link is highlighted with a different colour, and the underline is removed. Visisted links are light and unvisited links are bold.



A separate style sheet is used for printing this site. There is a print-preview option at the bottom of the articles and interviews. The following differences are used:

  • A serif font is used.
  • The header is condensed & visual images are removed
  • Black & White colour scheme
  • Links, abbreviations and acronyms are all expanded.
  • Navigational links are removed.
  • Table headers are repeated on each page.


There are no scripts running on this website.

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