This statement aims to explain the features that are included in this website to improve its accessiblity
This site uses a font named "Open Sans", which is a "sans-serif" font. A serif is a small decorative line that is found on some letters in "serif" fonts. Serif fonts can be difficult to read for some people because the serifs can distract from the overall shape of the letter. Also, on screens, serifs can be distorted, causing words to blur. Open Sans has been opitmised for print, web, and mobile interfaces, and has excellent legibility & readability characteristics.
The use of bold and italics has been minimised. Bold is used for emphsis and only titles appear in italics
Most text on this site is sized at 12pt. The number of variations of font sized have been minimised
To change the size of the text:
- To increase the size of the text, press Ctrl and +
- To decrease the size of the text, press Ctrl and -
- To reset the size of the text, press Ctrl and 0
High contrast colours are used: black text on white background, or white text against a dark-coloured background
Each page on this site should have a clear, descriptive heading. A global navigation menu appears in the same place across the top of each page. A separate section menu appears on the left hand side of the page if required. At any point, you can return to the library homepage by clicking on the "Home" link
When pages are too long to be seen on one screen, you can return to the top of the page by clicking this on the right-hand side of the page
Alternative Text is provided for images to gives descriptions for use by screen reader software, or where an image fails to load correctly.
Links between pages are clearly denoted by colour of text. Descriptive links are used where possible.
Links may be provided to Portable Document Format (PDF) files. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view these files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.