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Accessibility Statement

My aim is to make this website accessible to the widest audience. If you have difficulties accessing any part of the site, please let me know.

Standards Compliance

The site structure is based on valid XHTML 1.0 Strict code and CSS are used for layout. It is best viewed in standards-compliant web browsers like Firefox, Safari or Opera, as well as in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8. The content of each page should be accessible to any browser or browsing device, even if it doesn't support CSS.

I have chosen not to implement Access Keys on this site. There is a widespread debate about whether they actually aid or hinder accessibility. Access keys have been known to interfere with access devices, since most assistive technologies (such as screen readers or special browsers) already include keyboard commands.

Keyboard Users

For those who prefer to use the keyboard rather than the mouse: this site is built with your needs in mind.

Internet Explorer and Firefox:
Use the 'Tab' key to move forward through the links of this site. To move backward, hold 'Shift' key and press the 'Tab' key ('Shift' + 'Tab'). To activate a link, when selected, press the 'Enter' key.
Opera:
Use the 'a' key or 'Ctrl' + 'arrow down' key to move forward through the links of this site. To move backward, use 'q' key or 'Ctrl' + 'arrow up' key. To activate a link, when selected, press the 'Enter' key.

Navigation Aids

Changing the Text Size

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) with relative font sizes. You will be able to increase or decrease the default text size to your comfort in any modern browser:

Firefox:
Click on the 'View' menu, then choose 'Text Size' and click on 'Increase' or 'Decrease'. Click on 'Normal' to return to the default font size (or press 'Ctrl' + '0').
Opera:
Click on the 'View' menu, then choose 'Zoom' and click on the zoom factor you want. Choose 100% to return to the default page size.
Using the keyboard in Opera:
Zoom using 10% increments: to zoom in press '0' key, to zoom out press '9' key (or use '+' and '-' on your number pad).
Zoom using 100% increments: to zoom in press '8' key, to zoom out press '7' key.
Snap page back to 100% (normal zoom) by pressing '6' key, (or use '*' on your number pad)
Internet Explorer 7:
Choose the 'Page' icon and then in the 'Text Size' choose the preferred font size ('Larger, Largest, Medium, Smaller, Smallest'). Choose 'Medium' to return to the default size. You can also choose 'Zoom' to scale the whole page, including images.
Internet Explorer 6:
Click on the 'View' menu, then in the 'Text Size' choose the preferred font size ('Larger, Largest, Medium, Smaller, Smallest'). Choose 'Medium' to return to the default size.
Safari:
Click on the 'View' menu, then choose 'Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller'.
In both Internet Explorer and Firefox:
To change the text size hold down the 'Ctrl' key while scrolling with the mouse wheel. Another method is to hold down the 'Ctrl' key and then press the '-' or '+' key.
In both Internet Explorer 7 and Opera:
Hold down the 'Ctrl' key while scrolling with the mouse wheel to zoom in and out the whole page, including images.