Standards compliance

All our pages at conform to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The majority of Level AA and AAA requirements have also been met. Please remember, these are Guidelines and as such, some warnings may not be applicable.
All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional, and use structured semantic mark-up where possible.
Our CSS also validates.

Structured, semantic markup

We have used structured, semantic mark-up on all our pages, using header tags, list items for navigation menus, address tags, etc.

Graphics, Pictures and Images

Where graphics, pictures and images have been used on our page, we have included text descriptions (Alt-Tags), to comply with internationally recognised Web accessibility guidelines. All graphical and imaged navigation buttons are similarly Alt-tagged. Where images have been used for the sole purpose of decoration, NULL alt text (alt=) has been assigned.


Where appropriate, title attributes have been assigned, which would describe the link in greater detail.

Adjusting the size of the text

Users have the flexibility to re-size the text to suit visual accessibility needs. The method for adjusting this varies from browser to browser. Please follow the links below for up-to-date instructions on how to do this on your browser:

Internet Explorer 7
Firefox 2
Firefox 3

Alternatively, on most PC’s, to adjust the text size of the active screen, hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key and use your mouse scroll wheel to increase or decrease the text size.

Access Keys

To allow all users access to our website, we use keyboard shortcuts also know as Access Keys. This allows quick navigation for users who don’t have access to a mouse.

To use these access keys follow the instructions below:
Microsoft Internet Explorer – press ‘Alt’ and letter, then press enter.
Netscape – press ‘Alt’ and letter at the same time.
Mozilla – press ‘Alt’ and letter at the same time.
Mac’s: IE, Safari, Firefox – hold down ‘Control’ key, then press letter.

Site map

There is a link to the site map at the bottom of every page which will give assistance when navigating around the website.


If the viewing of PDF files is required, please visit the Access Adobe website.

Further information

To find out more about accessibility issues and the standards to be met, please visit the Web Accessibility Initiative

Please note that clicking on the links or logos will open the site in a new browser window.


We’ve tried our best to give as much information as possible, but if there is anything that we have missed or you feel we could have done better, please let us know by contacting us on: 0203 1375 159 or send us a message here.