This website has been developed to meet the needs and expectations of visitors who experience physical, cognitive or technological challenges that makes browsing the web require more effort.


Access Keys

Access keys provide browser-specific shortcuts to useful links which should be helpful for users who find it difficult to manage a mouse. For example, in Internet Explorer and Netscape, the key combination of Alt and a number will highlight the links specified below.



Link Tags

Link tags ensure that users of the text-only Lynx browser can access the main page quickly and allows users of other modern browsers, such as Opera, Firefox and Mozilla, to take advantage of additional navigation features in their browsers.


Form Labels

Using labels ensures that the form fields are assigned more understandable descriptions. They also allow visitors to click on either the form field or its label to make a selection. This is particularly helpful to users who have difficulties in managing a mouse.


Standards Compliance

This website has been developed so that it conforms to the recommendations and specifications of the World Wide Web Consortium. This ensures that the content of the website is accessible to more browsers and devices such as Braille readers, Palm handhelds, Pocket PCs, mobile phones, and text-only browsers. Browsers which do not adhere to W3C standards will still be able to view the content, but may not look as good as intended. 


Every effort has been made to ensure the code meets current recommendations and specifications for XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS 1. If you are aware of any instances where our code does not work a compliant browser or does not meet the standards, please let us know. For more information on designing for web standards, please visit the following Websites:

Web Standards Switch (W3C)

Web Standards Project