We aim to make this website usable by as many people as possible.
Ways of using this site
Using keyboard navigation
You can navigate this website using the keyboard.
|Navigate to most elements||TabShift + Tab – navigate backward|
|Button||Enter or Spacebar|
|Checkbox||Spacebar – check/uncheck a checkbox|
|Radio buttons||↑/↓ or ←/→ – select an option.Tab – move to the next element.|
|Select (dropdown) menu||↑/↓ – navigate between menu optionsSpacebar – expand|
|Autocomplete||Type to begin filtering↑/↓ – navigate to an optionEnter – select an option|
|Dialog||Esc – close|
|Menu bar||↑/↓ – Previous/next menu optionEnter – expand the menu (optional) and select an option.←/→ – expand/collapse submenu|
|Tab panel||Tab – once to navigate into the group of tabs and once to navigate out of the group of tabs↑/↓ or ←/→ – previous/next tab.|
|‘Tree’ menu||↑/↓ – Navigate Previous/next menu option←/→ – expand/collapse submenu, move up/down one level.|
|Scroll||↑/↓ – scroll vertically←/→ – scroll horizontallySpacebar/Shift + Spacebar – scroll by page|
Our Accessibility Aims
We aim to hit Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 to AA Success criteria.
Some elements like embedded media (Twitter and Youtube, for example) may well not hit these standards.
Accessible content aims
Hitting these guidelines doesn’t cover everything. We also aim for:
- Sections of the site clearly defined and labelled.
- Simple and constant layout/menus with an easy to follow order of content.
- Navigational menus aiming to only contain menu items for the section they’re in.
- The site to function well on mobile/touch devices.
- Features like skip to content and back to top buttons and a breadcrumb navigation.
- Clear/concise writing in content.
- Avoiding non descriptive links. (ie avoid “Click Here,” “More,” and “Read More.” )