W3C Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
Guidelines and Standards
This site has been re-designed according to
the W3C Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (Version 1.0) and conforms to most Priority 1 (A Compliance),
Priority 2 (AA Compliance) and Priority 3 (AAA Compliance) checkpoints.
As there are over 25,000 HTML pages on this website, some older parts
may not yet fully conform to the above guidelines. If you encounter
difficulties regarding accessibility in relation to any particular page
or set of pages, please contact us at 065-6846351 or 065-6842461, or
and we will attempt to provide a solution to make the website more accessible
Browsealoud: speech-enabling this website
This website is speech-enabled, via Browsealoud. Simply by scrolling
your mouse over the text that you want read to you, Browsealoud will
read and speak what you require, helping you navigate this and other
Browsealoud enabled websites more easily. Browsealoud is a computer
program that reads out all website content. As you move the cursor over
words, they are spoken aloud. While websites have to pay a yearly charge
to be Browsealoud-friendly, Browsealoud is free to the end user.
Browsealoud features include:
- Free to download
- Easy to use
- Control of voice, pitch and speed
- User defined hotkeys to activate and deactivate
- A pronunciation engine to add words and define
how a word is pronounced
- The option to add voices to those already on the
- The option to have the program start when the computer
To avail of this service, simply download
Browsealoud for your browser.
here >> Please note that if you are behind a firewall you will
need to unzip the zipped file when downloaded. You can unzip it using
the free utility Winrar.
A full list of browsealoud enabled websites
is available at the
Please note that by default, hyperlinks are not indicated in Browsealoud.
To enable hyperlink notification, the second tab in the Options panel
(Customise Speech) has an option ('I want links to be identified') to
speak whatever verbal indicator the user requires whenever a hyperlink
is encountered. For instance, if the user requires the software to say
'hyperlink' whenever a link is encountered then the user needs to check
this box in the options panel and in the input box type 'hyperlink'. This
word will then be spoken whenever a hyperlink is encountered.
Virtual Magnifying Glass
Virtual Magnifying Glass 2.35 is a free, open source, screen
magnification tool for Windows. It is simple, customizable and easy-to-use.
See screenshot below. Tip: use the 'arrow' keys on your
keyboard to enlarge the amount of screen covered by the magnifying glass.
Download your free copy of the Magnifying Glass by clicking the link below
and choosing a download site closest to you if the download does not begin
size: 139 kB
Microsoft® Windows® XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98 or 95;
1024x768 or higher screen resolution and at least 16-bit colors recommended.
A good display adapter and CPU recommended for smooth performance.
Multiple-display systems are supported on Windows 98/ME, Windows NT4/2000/XP.
Change font size:
To enlarge text only, hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard, and
use the mousewheel on your mouse to increase or decrease text size.