BROWSER COMPATIBILITY

The website has been developed to be compatible with the majority of modern browsers. The site has been tested and has been deemed acceptable while viewed in the following browsers. The minimum browser requirements are therefore as follows:

CODING PRACTICES

Level A Conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 All pages belonging to this website have been developed using Level A Conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional All pages belonging to this website validate successfully to XHTML 1.0 Transitional standards as set out by the World Wide Web Consortium.

Valid CSS Where applicable, all style sheets belonging to this website validate according to W3C CSS standards.

ACCESS KEYS

The Access Keys listed in the table below are available from any page on this website and can be accessed using varying methods, dependant on browser type.

To find out how to use access keys in your browser, please view the instructions below.

How to...

  • Internet Explorer 5+ (PC) - Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
  • Internet Explorer 4 (PC) - Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac) - Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac) - Access keys are not supported
  • Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac) - Access keys are not supported
  • Netscape 7 (PC) - Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Firefox 2, Mozilla (PC) - Hold down the SHIFT and ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Firefox 2, Mozilla (Unix) - Hold down the CTRL and SHIFT key and press the number of the access key
  • Firefox, Mozilla (PC) - Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Firefox 1+, Mozilla (Mac) - Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Safari and Omniweb (Mac) - Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Opera - Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the access key

BROWSER FEATURES

Certain features of web browsers have been acknowledged in the development of this website. Because the site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the appearance of the XHTML data, browser features such as text size, colour and layout can be controlled on the client side.

If using Internet Explorer, click on the 'Tools' dropdown menu and select 'Internet Options'. Several options are available on the 'General' tab, including Colours, Fonts and Accessibility buttons. Further accessibility information for Internet Explorer browsers is available at www.microsoft.com/enable/products/IE7

If you are using Firefox, click on the 'Tools' dropdown menu and select 'Options'. Several options are available on the 'Content' tab including Colours and Fonts. Further accessibility information for Mozilla browsers is available at www.mozilla.org/access.

OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

Adobe Flash Player - All Flash content is optional and site access is still available regardless of whether Flash is installed. In order to view Flash content successfully it is required that you have Flash 8+ installed. Only minimal website content requires Flash Player and so general use is possible without Flash. To download the latest version of Flash Player, click here (Local network settings may prohibit the installation of certain software. If you are having difficulties installing Flash on your networked machine, please contact your network administrator).

Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) - Some content may be downloadable in Adobe Acrobat Format (PDF). In order to read this content, you will require the installation of 3rd party software from Adobe. To begin the installation of Adobe Acrobat, click here (Local network settings may prohibit the installation of certain software. If you are having difficulties installing Flash on your networked machine, please contact your network administrator).

JavaScript - Most modern browsers have JavaScript pre-installed. However occationally the browser settings may have been configured to prevent JavaScript from running. The website has been developed to use as little JavaScript as possible, however it is near impossible to develop a website such as this without a degree of reliance on JavaScript. Therefore we recommend that you enable JavaScript within your browser.

Cookies - This website uses cookies in its login functionality. A Cookie is a small file, tightly regulated by your web browser used only by the website on which it was originally created. No personal data is stored in this file and it is deleted within half an hour after it's last use. Some web browser settings can sometimes prevent Cookies from being created. If Cookies are disbaled, you will be unable to log in to this website.