The Disclosure Services site is designed to be inclusive and to provide access to all users regardless of technological or physical disability.
All templates have been designed to W3C HTML standards and all warnings identified and have been manually checked for conformance. All pages have been designed with the objective of making information accessible to all users including users with disabilities. The following highlights the various issues we have addressed with the objective of achieving a high level of accessibility.
The UK Government Access Keys Standard has been applied to this site. These provide a keyboard shortcut for users wishing to go directly to specific parts of the site and help those who do not use a pointing device, such as a mouse. A subset of the standard has been used and the access keys are defined as follows:
Access keys work slightly differently depending on which browser and type of computer you are using - this is a summary of the main different ways:
This accessibility initiative is also supported by Netscape 6; use the 'alt' key on a PC, or the 'ctrl' key on an Apple Macintosh
All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which, where appropriate, identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.
All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context. Links to external sites will open in a new browser window.
Links to documents will open in a new browser window.
PDF files can be read using Adobe Reader software, which is available for many different computer systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Palm. To find out about accessible pdfs visit Access Adobe. For more help with Acrobat files generally and a link to download Acrobat Reader visit the Adobe site.