This website has been designed to make it as widely accessible as
possible. This page gives information on
features included within the site.
All pages validate as HTML5.
All pages use structured semantic markup.
We’ve used a common accessible design throughout this site rather than
providing text only pages for disabled users.
Links and navigation
Many links have title attributes which
describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully
describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
Wherever possible, links are written to
make sense when read out of context. Many browsers (such as JAWS) can extract
the list of links on a page and allow you to browse the list separately from
Link text is never duplicated: two
links with the same link text always point to the same web address.
Graphics, pictures and images
Where we’ve used graphics, pictures and images, we’ve included text
descriptions ('Alt-Tags'), to comply with internationally recognised Web
accessibility guidelines. All graphical navigation buttons are similarly 'Alt-tagged'.
Where graphical images are just for decoration they have NULL alt text
We’ve followed 'use-of-English' guidelines, including those set out by Mencap
and the Plain English Campaign, so that you’ll find this web site easy to read
Most of this site is accessible but we’re continuing to work on a couple of
areas to make them as useable as possible.
The Our performance and Better, broader, faster sections, contain a lot
of tables and detailed information. They currently
use Alt-Tags and we’re working to make them more accessible.
information in these sections is updated every quarter and previous reports are
made available as PDFs. At the moment
the PDFs on the site aren’t accessible and we’re working to make as many of them
accessible as soon as possible.
If you have any access problems with any part of this site,
please contact us and we will do our best to help.