The BEEMS project aims to make our website as accessible as possible to the widest range of visitors and customers.
This means considering the specific needs of those with visual or physical impairments, learning difficulties and other forms of disability. In addition it means having an understanding of different browser technologies. Our site has been produced to meet current best practices and guidelines.
- The benefits of this approach:
- The site is available to as wide an audience as possible and across a variety of technologies.
- The site meets guidelines for those users who may have impairments and difficulties using the web.
- The site loads quicker and uses less bandwidth.
All web sites that are owned by UK businesses need to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act – The DDA. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 – was introduced with the intention of comprehensively tackling the discrimination which many disabled people face. The part of the DDA that states web sites must be made accessible came into force on 1 October 1999 and the Code of Practice for this section of the Act was published on 27 May 2002.