The Podium site has been developed in a way that endeavours to make it accessible and easy to use for all. It has been rigorously tested and supports the A-grade browsers of Firefox 2+, IE 6+ and Safari 3.2 (view more info at

The site design and layout has been developed with those who are blind or visually impaired in mind and is compatible with screen reading software.

All site pages are valid to Hyper Text Mark-up Language (XHTML) 1.0 Transitional and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

The Podium site follows the Worldwide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and seeks to meet all level double-A checkpoints.

Accessibility has been a key site consideration since its conception and we are continually striving to improve the user experience. Should have any questions or issues please don't hesitate to contact us on

Access Keys

Most modern browsers support jumping to specific links by pressing ‘access keys’. Our access keys use the UK government access keys system where applicable.

Access Keys
Key Function
S Skip to content
1 Home page
2 News
9 Contacts
0 Accessibility

Opening Files

The Podium site has a wide range of information and documentation, some in formats which require particular software to access/view.

Helpfully there are websites which allow you to download free software for viewing such files. These include:

High Visibility

The Podium site can be viewed in High Visibility mode which has been developed for those with visual impairments or dyslexia.

To access this mode please click the 'High Visibility' link located in the site header.