Accessibility Statement Standards Compliance
This site complies with the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. All pages are written in XHTML strict and use CSS for visual layout. If your browsing device doesn't understand stylesheets, the content will still be accessible. Each page uses well-structured semantic markup. For instance, header tags like <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, etc. are used to logically structure the content. This site contains many features to help users with disabilities navigate easily. These include keyboard shortcuts for all major links and special links to enable users to jump over navigation bars to the next item. These features are described below. Skip Navigation To skip over the navigation bars to the main content of the page follow the image link marked 'Skip navigation' provided at the start of each page. This is visible to screen readers only. Access Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts The following is a list of shortcut keys that enable users (provided their browser software permits) to access links in the site and a number of buttons, or actions by pressing the keys on their keyboard. Depending on the user's browser software the keys below are usually pressed in combination with other keys such as ALT or CTRL. Consult your web browser documentation for further details.
Top Level Links:
- Skip Navigation - s
- Accessibility information (this page) - 0
- Homepage - 1
- Search - 2
- Advanced search - 3
- About - 4
- Site Map - 5
- Contact - 6
- Frequently Asked Questions - 7
In addition the links on the main navigation bar can be accessed with the following keys:
- Programmes - a
- Rural Development - b
- Salmon Hardship- c
- Social Inclusion - e
Using the Tab Key to jump between links
You can use the tab key on your keyboard to jump from one link to the next. All navigation bars in the site provide a logical order for this.
Zooming in and font sizes
This site makes use of stylesheets that allow for flexible resizing of fonts to meet user requirements. If you find that font sizes are too small simply increase the default font size used in your web browser software (for example, in Internet Explorer font sizes can be changed in the View Menu under 'Text Size'). This feature may not work correctly in all web browsers.
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If you encounter any difficulties in using this site please let us know.