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Accessibility Statement
We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Accessibility features
We have introduced the following features to ensure the best use of our site by all of our users.

All navigation can be found at the top and on the right hand side of this website, we have also created a site map to help you find this information that you require.

All images used in this site include descriptive alt tag attributes.

We have taken care to ensure that the site's font and background colour combinations contrast significantly and are effective in ensuring information is still clear when viewed in different colour combinations.

If you wish to override the site's colours, you can do this by changing your browser settings to your own preference.

Font size
Most of the font sizes we use on our site are sizable. You can change the font size to make it either larger or smaller via your browser settings.

You can change the font size in the following ways depending on your browser;

In Internet Explorer; select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.

In Netscape; select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.

Font Widget -A +A
We have added an additional feature to this website to aid accessibility,which can be found at the top of this website. By clicking on -A the font size will decrease and by clicking on +A the font size will increase. To reset the front size to its original, just click reset.

This site uses cascading style sheets for all visual layouts. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic mark up ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

You can apply your own stylesheet onto this website by;

  • Internet Explorer;
    • select Tools, then Internet Options, then Accessibility,
    • next click on any or all 3 checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes,
    • in the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format document using my style sheet' then browse to your style sheet and click OK.
  • In Netscape;
    • select Edit, then Preferences and then Appearance,
    • you will be given the choice to specify your own colours and fonts.

Most data tables have properly scoped header cells, to allow screen readers to render them intelligently. We have also ensured table summaries are used as well as captions where appropriate. Tables used for layout do not include any of the above attributes to ensure that they cannot be confused with data tables.

Forms and fields
All forms and fields follow a logical tab sequence to ensure easy navigation.

Most form fields also have ‘label’ and ‘id’ attributes to explicitly associate the form field with its label to allow for easy entry of data.

The use of Java script has been kept to an absolute minimum. Where it is used, all pages and processes are still accessible when Javascript is turned off.

All links have been written to make sense when taken out of context. Where appropriate, we have also added link title attributes to describe the link in greater detail.

Access Keys
For users who cannot utilise a mouse, we have added Keyboard Access Keys which link into all the main areas of the website.

To use Access Keys, please define the browser you are using; the complete list of Access Keys is below.

  • Internet Explorer;
    • Hold the "Alt" Key and press the corresponding Access Key.
    • Press the Return or Enter Key.
  • Netscape;
    • Hold the "Alt" Key and press the corresponding Access Key.
  • Mozilla Firefox;
    • Hold the "Alt" Key and press the corresponding Access Key.
  • Opera;
    • Hold the "Shift" and "Esc" Keys and press the corresponding Access Key.
  • Macintosh;
    • Hold the "Ctrl" Key and press the corresponding Access Key.
'1' Home Page
'2' Know your veg
'3' Simple Guide
'4' Fun things to do
'5' Ask the expert
'6' Sign Up
'7' Fact Sheets
'8' Competition
'9' Here's how to

Web Accessibility Initiative
This website endeavours to conform to level *Single/Double/Triple-A* of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.
These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.W3C Standards

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing this website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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