We welcome any questions and comments regarding this site’s Accessibility policy.

Standards Compliance

  1. All pages on this site should follow Priorities 1 & 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
  2. All pages on this site should validate as HTML 5t and use valid CSS.
  3. All pages on this site should use structured semantic markup.

Structural Markup

Web pages on this site should include 4 different areas:

  1. A header bar
  2. A side bar that includes the main site navigation
  3. A main content area,
  4. A footer.

When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a
screen reader), these four areas should rendered in the above order.

Access Keys

Pre-defined access (shortcut) keys often clash with keys set aside for use with other
software – including software that allows users with particular needs to browse the Web. This site does not define access keys so that any potential clashes with other software are avoided.


  1. Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site should have suitable text alternatives.
  2. Content should be usable/accessible with images ‘off’ (disabled).


  1. Links should be written to make sense out of context.
  2. The first link in every web page should be a “Skip to content”. This can be used to
    jump directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content).