Accessibility information

Page edited on: 5th August 2010

Quick Tip: If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, hold down the Ctrl (Control) key on your keyboard and scroll up/down to zoom in/out of the web page

A Commitment to Accessibility


The NDA Programme is fully committed to making this website and its content fully accessible to all members of society. Our aim is to ensure that everyone is able to read the details contained and that no one is disenfranchised for reasons of disability. The website has been carefully designed, and strict standards have been put in place, to ensure that users with disabilities can access the information contained within it.

Website Construction Standards


This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

All of our site pages should be created using valid HTML and CSS according to the W3C. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly. There are linked icons in the footer area of each page that will take you to an online validation check. If you find a page that does not conform, please get in touch and let us know.

We have used expandable text and contrasting colours, provided alternative text for all images where appropriate and we have structured the pages to make them easily readable. We have also tried to ensure that, in the construction of this website, we have allowed and catered for the various 'personal customisation choices' that can be achieved through the use of modern browser technology.

We hope that, throughout the website, you will find a consistent style and structure that will help with both website navigation and web page readability.

Viewing the site without images


Click the link in the top right of the page called "Text only version". This will remove all decorative images and styles. Any images that form part of the main content will remain.

Text Size


If you have javascript enabled (most people do by default, so you would probably know if it has been disabled), you can use the buttons in the top right of the site page to increase and decrease the size of the text on the page.


If you do not have javascript, then you can use your browser software to increase the size of the text.

If you are using Internet Explorer 7 or later, or any other browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Safari (go to Help > About in the menu of your browser if you are unsure) then you can press the Ctrl key (Cmd on a Mac) and "+" at the same time. This will zoom the whole page.

If you are still using Internet Explorer 6 or before, you should select Internet Options from the View OR Tools menu depending on your browser.

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