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Accessibility statement

We have made every effort to ensure this site is accessible to all. We have aimed to make this site adhere to the WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines:

This site is also built using the latest CSS properties and HTML5 semantic mark-up available in modern web browsers to optimise accessibility.

Validation

In order to validate our code, we have used Total Validator Pro v11.

"Total Validator will validate your HTML and CSS, check that pages are accessible, run a spell check, and check for broken links. Performing a one-click validation of your website."

"Total Validator is unique in that we test using the official DTDs [document type definitions] to ensure that we're as good as any DTD validator, and then add in custom tests for everything that the DTDs can't cover. This ensures the best possible test against the standards."

"Note that HTML5 doesn't have a DTD, but it's built on previous standards. So we've produced our own HTML5 DTDs using the previous ones to ensure we introduce the minimum of mistakes. Then we've added custom tests to cover the differences."

Keyboard Users

We have optimised this site for keyboard users in several ways, including a "skip to main content" link easily accessible via keyboard and a logical semantic order of page elements to improve navigation without a mouse.

Screen Readers

Using tools such as Total Validator we have built this site to include relevant labels, alt text and other helper text to help optimise the site when browsed via screen reader.

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