The web is used by many millions of people. There are a range of obstacles some of them face in life, including colour blindness, poor eyesight, complete blindness and impaired motor functions. While these are only a few examples, and there are many others, it is easy to realise that such difficulties affect how these people experience the internet.
Accessibility in terms of the World Wide Web means accommodating for all users, attempting to ensure that everyone can get the most out of a website that they are able. No one should be restricted by poor design.
Accessibility is not just for the disabled; an accessible site makes navigation, information dissemination, and general use as easy and intuitive as possible, for everyone.
This website attempts to be as complete and easy to use as possible for all groups of people using all types of equipment. It has been tested against the WAI guidelines and achieves a minimum of level two compliance out of a possible three levels. While no website can offer perfect access for everyone, and no set of automated tests can provide meaningful benchmarks for all scenarios, I have designed this site with accessibility in mind.
Changing Text Size
If you find the site too small for comfortable reading, you can use your browser’s built in zoom functionality to make things easier. You can do this on any website, not just this one. In all modern browsers this zooms the entire page for a closer view:
In Firefox 3, Opera 9, Safari 4, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 press Ctrl and the + key at the same time to zoom in. Pressing Ctrl and the – key will zoom back out.
If you are using Internet Explorer 6, you can not zoom the page and we highly recommended you upgrade to any of the modern browsers listed above, if possible. You may be able to increase the text size by clicking View > Text Size and selecting one of the larger sizes. The default size is “Medium”.