At RMS we are committed to serving all of our customers equally. Therefore we have undertaken the following actions to ensure equal access to our services from our website:
Standard fonts are used throughout the site for easy legibility.
Wherever possible, we use live text instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages and increase your control.
No information is exclusively conveyed using colour. This does not mean that colours are not used to organise information, instead it means there are also other, non-colour dependent ways of doing so.
The majority of our pages are designed so that they are without horizontal scrollbars when they are viewed at a screen resolution of 955x600 pixels.
All images, where appropriate, have an alternative text attribute. This means that when an image is conveying important information its content is described with an alternative text. If an image is used for decorative purposes only, the text attribute for the image will be left blank.
Where individual features make use of functions that do not comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines we have made sure that there are alternative routes provided to the information
A link to details of how to contact us for further information offline is provided from every page.
Where a process takes multiple steps to complete (for example, forms) an indication of where you are in the process and how far you have to go is provided.
Style of navigation remains consistent through the websites.
We have attempted to comply specifically with: Priority 1 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and, where possible, Priority 2 guidelines. The elements covered by the Priority 3 guidelines are not, in most cases used by our sites, however as the sites develops such functions we will aim for compliance at this level. We are committed to a process of on-going improvement and are working to ensure all older content is made compliant with the provisions of the DDA and that all new content is developed under the guidelines outlined above.
You can change the way this website looks to suit your needs. The settings available differ from browser to browser, but most browsers offer some or all of the following:
Change the font size - You can adjust the size of nearly all the text on this website by using the font size setting in your browser. This setting is found in the 'View' menu of most browsers.
Other text and colour changes - Some browsers allow you to change the default font and background colours you use. These settings are usually found in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menus.
Use a 'plain' layout - Many browsers allow you to strip a web page of all layout and styling by turning off the website 'style sheets'. If your browser supports this setting you will most likely find it in the 'View' menu.
Keyboard access - Most browsers let you skip from link to link using the TAB key. The current link will be highlighted in yellow. To move backwards, hold down SHIFT and press the TAB key.
Navigation - At the bottom of each page there is a selection of links to the main parts of the page (navigation, content, search etc). These links are hidden until they are skipped to, at which point they appear in a yellow box at the top left of the page.
Access Keys - Access Keys are keyboard shortcuts to common pages on a website. This website does not use Access Keys because evidence suggests that they interfere with the keyboard controls of many browsers and screen readers.