Accessibility statement

This is the official accessibility statement for, if you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of the site please contact us at

Access keys

Access keys function in a similar fashion to hotkeys/keyboard shortcuts in other software on your computer. Most web browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site.

Generally on Windows you can press ALT + an access key, on Macintosh you can press Control + an access key, but please refer to your web browser documentation for specific instructions if required.

All pages on this site define the following access keys:

  • S - Skip to content
  • L - Skip to section navigation
  • 1 - Home page
  • C - Company Profile section of the web site
  • P - Projects section of the web site
  • 3 - Site map
  • 8 - Terms and conditions (including Privacy Statement)
  • 9 - Contact us/feedback page
  • 0 - Accessibility information (including access key list)

Standards compliance

  1. All pages on this site are Bobby AAA approved, complying with all the Bobby guidelines. This is always a judgement call; many accessibility features can be measured, but many can not. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
  2. All pages on this site is WCAG AAA approved, complying wih all priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Again, this is a judgement call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and can not be tested automatically. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
  3. All pages on this site are Section 508 approved, complying with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines. Again, a judgement call. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
  4. All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict. This is not a judgement call; a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid XHTML. For example, check this page for XHTML validity.
  5. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for main titles, H3 tags for subtitles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3.

Accessible Design


  1. Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.


  1. All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
  2. Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.

Visual design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Customer testimonials

"This organisation has worked most effectively with us over many years and have been a great source of support and stability in our many contracts, particularly difficult and fast track ones."

David M. Patton
The Patton Group