Please read this page if want to know more about standards used and the accessibility of this site.
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You can find out more about Access keys on Wikipedia and how to access them in your browser.
It has been a priority to ensure that this site complies with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. We wish to make this site as accessible and standard as possible and available to all users of the internet.
This site is written complying to as many standards as possible as laid down by the W3C. You can validate the XHTML on this site or you can validate the CSS on this site to see if it conforms to such standards. We have not included on each page a validate icon only because we do not really like the way it makes site look but you are free to test any page for it's validation status to test out claims. There are various tools for standards and accessibility checking like HiSoftware® Cynthia Says™ Portal or Stanford University Web Accessibility Checker. The site is written in XHTML 1.0 and HTML 5. This site confirms to WCAG 1.0 (Level A) and Section 508.
Did you know that Internet Explorer is not the only web browser people use? You should be able to see this web site in all modern-day computer based web browsers. The site has been tested with all the market leading browsers (listed below). If you are using an older browser e.g. IE4/5, IE6, NS4, FireFox 2 or early versions of web browsers, you may not see this site as it was designed to be seen. Older browsers often have poor or non standard support for CSS and may not support HTML4, XHTML or HTML5. However, this site should still be visible and usable in these older browsers. We do recommend that for security reasons you update to one of these latest browsers to protect yourself against internet security vulnerabilities.
As of July 2011, this site has been tested and is compatible with:
Estates IT have designed this site with accessibility and standards in mind. Are your designers or hosts offering you accessible and standards based solutions? Are you reaching the widest audience? Is your site only visible in Internet Explorer? If you are worried about your answers to these questions or are not sure that your site is up to scratch then contact Estates IT to ask for a web site designed with standards in mind.
Whilst we strive to ensure that we have provided a user friendly experience, we would welcome any feedback on any difficulties you are experiencing when trying to use the site. If your enquiries about the accessibility of this site have not been satisfied through the above information, you can contact us.