This website is fully compliant with W3C accessibility requirements, as well as the Data Protection Act 1998, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

We have designed this site to be easy to use and accessible for everyone, regardless of age, impairments or means of access. It supports standards-compliant web browsers and alternate devices such as audio browsers and PDAs. This section provides information about site accessibility and highlights some features.


The site has been developed using standards-compliant XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2 and conforms to the Web Accessibility Initiatives Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, level AA.

Optimal viewing

This website is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which will keep all the content on the home page and title pages visible without needing to scroll downwards.

Recommended browsers

Although this site should be fully accessible from any web browser or device, only browsers that support modern web standards will receive a fully styled version.

To gain the full benefit of this and other websites, we recommend you use the latest version of your preferred browser, as this is more likely to be standards-compliant. You can choose from one of the following:

  • Mozilla Firefox (for Windows, Mac Linux)
  • Opera (for Windows, Mac or Linux)
  • Internet Explorer (for Windows)
  • Safari (for Mac)
  • Netscape (for Windows)

We want to make our services and material as accessible as possible. Please contact us if you:

  • need our material in a different format;
  • experience problems accessing our material;
  • would like to comment on the accessibility of our website.