We believe that our website should be as accessible as possible. Partly because it seems self-evidently inconsiderate to ignore the convenience of disabled users, and partly because an accessible website is usually better for all users too.

Our approach

In building this website we have aimed to conform with level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines help us to build websites that are more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities.

A good platform

We’ve built our website on WordPress, the same platform that powers about a seventh of the world’s top one million popular websites, so the layout might be familiar to you. Most of our pages are structured starting with a header banner, followed by the site navigation, then the main content. Some, but not all pages have a complementary sidebar which can contain the site-search feature, plus other related stuff, and at the end of the page is the footer.

What will you need

Any modern web browser should be suitable to use when visiting our website. Our website works on a range of different screen sizes, and we have taken care to avoid any problems that might arise should you change the font size or the size of the browser window.

The exceptions

Given the nature of our project, we publish data as graphic images, and the fancy data graphs with interactive features need JavaScript to be enabled in your browser. When JavaScript is not enabled we will publish non-interactive data graph images as an alternative. Please note that some of the data graphs we publish might occasionally not be also described as a caption.

Reporting an issue to us

We continually revise the website to ensure it conforms to the same level throughout, but if you experience difficulties in using the website, please contact us.

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