We have attempted to follow relevant standards and good practice for accessibility and usability while developing the CEM website, including the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We have also tested the site extensively in a wide range of browsers and settings to ensure that the site functionality is available to as many users as possible.
Several design decisions have been made to improve accessibility of the site, and hopefully your experience of it. You will be able to use your browser's own controls to customise your experience of the site.
All text on the site is set to certain sizes so that the design and the aesthetics of the site are not compromised. If you have problems with reading small text, in some browsers you are able to use the zoom function.
The layout of the site is designed to be static and of a size that should be viewable on any type/size of monitor.
The layout has been constructed with Cascading Style Sheets to give best results in a wide range of browsing situations. This means that on some older graphical browsers (such as Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape Navigator 4) the layout is greatly simplified; however all content should remain available in any browser.
While we have tried to make the site as accessible as possible in as many situations as possible, we recognise that some problems may remain. Additionally, the size of the site means that some page content may not be as accessible as it could be.
If you feel that the accessibility of a page is not as high as it could be, please get in touch with us.
The CEM website has recently moved all official pages to a new server and has now adopted this new accessible layout.