This site has been designed with a commitment to comply with best practice in accessibility for visitors with disabilities. Your suggestions and feedback to improve accessibility would be very much appreciated. If you are experiencing any difficulties accessing the information on our pages, please let us know through our contact page. We are dedicated to achieving best possible accessibility for all visitors.

Web Standards Compliance

This website is delivered using XHTML and CSS, two powerful standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium. XHTML is the next step in the evolution of the Internet. By developing using XHTML and CSS, a site can combine the power and versatility of XML technology, while still remaining confident in their content's backward and future compatibility, platform support and accessibility.

This site has been checked for compliance against the World Wide Web Consortium standards of valid XHTML and CSS usage.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

This website has been has been checked for compliance with the WAI Guidelines as specified by the the World Wide Web Consortium [and meets the AA standard as a minimum]. Meeting these standards indicates that this website is accessible to users with disabilities.

Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF)

Many of our links to other government websites point to forms and publications in Adobe Acrobat® PDF. You can get tools and information to increase the accessibility of PDF documents from the Adobe website.