Access keys have been included to assist users with disabilities when navigating their way through the website. Essentially keyboard shortcuts, access keys provide quick and easy access to common pages without the need for a mouse. At present, the following browsers support the use of access keys:
- Internet Explorer 4+ (Windows) 5+ (Mac)
- Mozilla - including Firefox (Windows and Linux)
- Opera 7+
- Netscape 6+ (Windows).
Pressing ALT and the access key will give focus to that specific link on the page. If you press Return (ENTER), you'll then be taken to that page.
Press Control or CTRL and the access key will automatically send you to that specific page.
The access keys used on this site are:
0 Accessibility (this page)
2 About TRL
3 News & Events
6 Online Store
8 Site Map
Ease of Use
We've made every effort to make this website accessible and easy-to-use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have a disability.
All pages on this site should be valid to Extensible Hyper Text Mark-up Language (XHTML) 1.0 Transitional and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
95% of the web pages on this site conform to the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) AA rating. We're working to bring the rest of the HTML pages up to this standard.
The site's layout takes into account users who are visually impaired or have difficulties using a mouse. It's fully compatible with popular screen-reading software and can be navigated using only a keyboard.
Please note that unless otherwise stated all links will open within the same browser window.
Increasing Text Size
Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should adjust your browser's settings:
- if you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest
- if you use Mozilla, go to the View menu, select Text Size and select Increase as many times as you wish
- if you use Opera, go to the View menu, select Zoom and select one of the options over 100%
- if you use Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.
Changing the site's background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It's also possible to change the colour of body text on the site. Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:
- if you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colors and make changes to text and background colours in the Colors panel
- if you use Mozilla, go to Tools, select Options and General - from here you'll be able to change colours and other settings
- if you use Opera, go to File, select Preferences and Fonts. Double click on the text you want to edit the colour of. To edit the background colour, go to File, then Preferences and select Page Style. You can edit the background colour and other settings from here
- if you use Netscape Navigator, go to the Edit menu, select Preferences, open the Appearance menu and select Colors. You can set the colour of text and background from here.
If you have any difficulties using this site that you believe we could address, please let us know.
It would be helpful if your email contained the following information:
- the URL(s)(web address) of the page(s) you're having difficulties with
- the nature of your disability
- a description of the problem area.
If you have a solution to suggest, please feel free to do so.
Contact the Webmaster via the following email address: email@example.com