We have made every effort to ensure that all users can gain access to this transitional site, but we would welcome any feedback that you feel would enable us to make our site more accessible.
- All pages on this site are accessible, and comply with the Disabilities Discrimination Act 1995.
- All pages on this site meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) priority 3 standards, given that some of the priority 3 checkpoints are now satisfied through browser technology. i.e. checkpoint 10.4 "Until user agents handle empty controls correctly, include default, place-holding characters in edit boxes and text areas."
- Pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 transitional.
- Relative headings sizes have been used on all pages, which will allow screen reader users to navigate using headings.
- All links are written to make sense out of context.
- All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
- This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
- JAWS (This link will open in a new browser window), a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
- Lynx (This link will open in a new browser window), a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
- Links (This link will open in a new browser window), a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
- Opera (This link will open in a new browser window), a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.
- NILS Accessibility toolbar (This link will open in a new browser window), an useful browser based tool which allows users to test various site accessibility issues
- WebAIM, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials.
- Designing More Usable Web Sites, a large list of additional resources.
Accessibility books we recommend