Design Standards

We aim to design to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. We also work to the BSI PAS 78:2006 guidelines where possible.

Structure of the Site

We have one set of pages for the whole site, which we aim to make accessible to all. We do not separate accessible and less accessible pages into separate sections.

A link to a site map can be found at the footer of every page, which shows the organisation of the whole site.

Why is there no button to make text larger?

Browser technology has moved on significantly, enabling easy page zoom with shortcuts that should be listed in the ‘View’ menu of the browser. Page zoom has the benefit that each element of the page will be scaled proportionately.

It is also more common for people with visual impairments to have their own software built-in, which automatically increases the text size.


We aim to use clear, plain English in a concise and meaningful way.