Accessibility Policy

For the first time in the history of man, information can be shared in a medium where an individual's ability should no longer prevent him from accessing it.

Our policy for this website is that it should be usable and accessible to all our visitors - regardless of abilities.

To fulfil our policy, we are continuing to develope this website towards conformance with the highest World Wide Web standards. The standard is known to website developers as W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. We believe we have achieved level AA (or "Double A" standard, we will strive towards achieving, level AAA, (or "Triple A" standard).

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Access Keys

To aid accessibility, we have applied the UK Government Access Keys Standard to this website.

These keys provide keyboard shortcuts to specific parts of the site - a usability feature for people who do not use a pointing device, such as a mouse.

Key

Government Description

Used on this website

0

Access key details

Yes

1

Home page

Yes

2

What's new

No

3

Site map

Yes

4

Search

No

5

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

No

6

Help

Yes

7

Complaints procedure

No

8

Terms and conditions

Yes

9

Feedback form

Yes

J

Yes - Jump to navigation

No

S

Skip navigation

No

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Using Access Keys

Access keys work slightly differently depending on which browser and type of computer you're using:

For People with a PC

Browser

Version

Instruction

Microsoft Internet Explorer

4

Press 'Alt' and the access key together

Microsoft Internet Explorer

5 or higher

Press 'Alt' and the access key together, then hit 'Return'

Netscape

6 or higher

Press 'Alt' and the access key together

For People With An Apple Macintosh

Browser

Version

Instruction

Microsoft Internet Explorer

5 or higher

Press 'Ctrl' and the access key together

Netscape

6 or higher

Press 'Ctrl' and the access key together

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Alternative ('Alt') Text

All images on this website are accompanied by a brief alternative text that identifies an image or its function.

This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when your browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.

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Links

All text links have been written so that they make sense when read out of context (e.g. by screen readers).

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Text Size

The font on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet.

This means that you can change the size of the font on your screen by using your browser settings as follows:

Browser

Version

Instruction

Microsoft Internet Explorer

5 or higher

Select View --> Text Size and then select your preferred font size

Netscape

6 or higher

Select View --> Text Zoom and then select your preferred percentage font size.

Mozilla Firefox

6 or higher

Select View --> Text size and then select Increase or Decrease.

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Colours

The colours used on the website have been selected to provide as much contrast between text and the background as possible.

They should also work for those people with different colour blindness types.

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Feedback

We would be delighted to hear from you.

If you have any comment on this website including your experience on usability and accessibility then please call us.

Main contact:
John Cornish MBA, FCIM, Chartered Marketer
Micro Planning International Ltd
Dorset, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1725 553199
Mob: +44 (0) 7799 516 735
Email: john@microplanning.co.uk

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