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Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

Our website strives to uphold the principles and best practice of the WCAG 1.0 guidelines as such nearly all our webpages meet Level A compliance with many of the features required for Level AA compliance also. While we aim to comply with the WCAG guidelines, we recognise that web technology has moved on since their creation, and a number of them are less applicable than at their time of publication. Our central objective is users finding our site accessible and usable in practice.

You may find that at present not all pages within this site are completely without issue. In instances where the specific accessibility needs of some disabled user groups require us to create new or tailored editorial content, we will do this, wherever appropriate, so that we become more inclusive to a wider audience online.

Our website has been written using Extensible HyperText Markup Language 1.0 (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets 2.1 (CSS) and has been designed to operate at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher. Our website has been designed and fully tested in Firefox 3, Internet Explorer 7, Safari 3 and Google Chrome. Older browsers such as Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 6 will have no problems with the functionality of the website but may experience some styling or layout issues.

Accessibility Features

We offer the following accessibility features on our site:

  • a skip to content link to help screen reader and keyboard users access content quickly
  • access keys
  • a sitemap
  • a breadcrumb trail

Access keys have been set up to make it possible to navigate frequently used pages using your keyboard. The access keys used are based on the UK Government accesskey standard produced by the E-Government Unit, where relevant. In Windows, you can press Alt plus an access key (if you are using Internet Explorer, press Return to follow the link); on Macintosh, you can press Control plus an access key.

Available access keys:
access key s (alt + s) – Skip navigation (to the webpage content)
access key 1 (alt + 1) – Home page
access key 2 (alt + 2) – User Login
access key 3 (alt + 3) – Candidate Login
access key 4 (alt + 4) – Products
access key 5 (alt + 5) – Contact Us
access key 6 (alt + 6) – FAQ
access key 7 (alt + 7) – Privacy Policy
access key 8 (alt + 8) – Site Map
access key 9 (alt + 9) – NOT CURRENTLY USED
access key 0 (alt + 0) – Accessibility (this page)

Each page contains a 'breadcrumb trail' so that you always know where you are and can navigate easily backwards and to the home page. Clicking on the e-validator logo at the top of each page will take you back to the home page. Each page has a skip to navigation link at the top to allow users of assistive technology to skip the content and go to the navigation bar. This is also used at various points in pages with a lot of content.

Changing text size

How to make the text larger in your web browser.

Below you will find a step-by-step guide to enlarging the text in your internet browser.

These instructions are for use with the browser versions listed below, however they may also work with other versions of the same web browser.

Microsoft Internet Explorer - all versions

  • Open your Internet Explorer web browser.
  • Choose the drop down menu at the top of the window of the browser marked "view" (or press 'Alt' and 'V').
  • A list of options will appear in the drop down menu, choose "text size" (or press 'X').
  • Next another drop down menu should appear with options including "small", "medium", "large", "largest".
  • Select "largest" (or use the 'up' and 'down' arrows to select and press 'Enter').

Mozilla Firefox - all versions

  • Open your Firefox web browser.
  • Hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard and press the plus (+) key.
  • You will find that this will enlarge the text, to enlarge again repeat the procedure.
  • Keep repeating until the text is enlarged to your requirements.
  • If you need to make the text smaller press ctrl on your keyboard and the minus (-) key.

The text in your browser window should now appear larger.

Apple Safari - all versions

  • Open your Apple Safari web browser.
  • Hold down the Apple Key and press the (+) key.
  • You will find that this will enlarge the text, to enlarge again repeat the procedure.
  • Keep repeating until the text is enlarged to your requirements.
  • If you need to make the text smaller press the Apple Key on your keyboard and press the (-) key.

The text in your browser window should now appear larger.

Links

There are a number of different styles to the links on the site. Navigation links have a bold typeface, purple in colour and are underlined but do not change colour when hovered over, clicked or made active. Functional links (those that perform an action) are rectangular with a purple background and white text. The background colour changes to a pale green with a purple border when hovered over, clicked or made active. Some links are prefixed with the » symbol, this is purely for styling purposes. All navigation and functional links, input fields and drop down lists have a hint and tabindex value, the tabbing order defines the order in which elements will receive focus when navigated by the user via the keyboard.

Images

All images have an 'alt' and a 'title' attribute that describes them in more detail.

Tables

Tables are not used for layout on this site. They are only used to present data, as such the table will have a properly sectioned structure with captions.

For more information, visit the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 website and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 website.