CHAMPS2 is committed to having an accessible website. Our website has been developed to guidelines promoted by the World Wide Web Consortium and adopted by the government for government related websites. You can find out more from the Web Accessibility Initiative website.
The site has been tested and found to be displaying properly on the following:
On certain old browsers where the browser's zoom function is activated, the top menu will at times span two rows.
Should you have an issue with this it can be solved the following way:
The website uses relative font sizes which can be resized in your web browser. On the top of our website, to the right of the search function, there are two icons using the letter 'a'.
If you hover over the icons with your cursor, you will see 'alt tags' that tell you what each button does. From left to right, they are:
The text size buttons alter the text size only.
Changing font size by using your browser settings
You can also change text size through your browser functions.
In Internet Explorer, you do this by clicking on the 'View' menu in the browser tool bar, select 'Text Size', then you can choose either: 'Large'; 'Larger'; 'Medium'; 'Smaller'; 'Smallest'.
In Netscape Navigator, go to the 'View' menu in the browser tool bar, select 'Increase Font' or 'Decrease Font' until the text is set to the size you prefer.
You can also change text size by changing the screen resolution on your computer monitor.
In a Windows based computer, you do this by right clicking on your desk top, select 'Properties', click on the 'Settings' tab, then moving the 'Screen Area' slider to the left for low resolution, which makes text size larger, or to the right, which makes text size smaller.
Our website is designed to be viewed at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels or above, but is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
However, you can view it at a lower resolution, but this will probably mean you having to scroll sideways on some pages.
This will depend on a number of things such as the size of your monitor and what version of Internet Explorer or other web browser you have installed on your computer.
You can download an updated version of Internet Explorer from the Microsoft website, and other browsers such as Netscape Navigator from the manufacturer's or developer's website.
Netscape Navigator is produced for Macs by Apple and can be downloaded for free from the Apple website.
As well as navigating through the website with a mouse, you can also navigate by using the tab key on your keyboard.
Internal links will open in the same browser window. Most links to external websites will open in a new browser window. Where a link opens in a new window, there will be an icon to illustrate this.
Downloadable text files will open in a new browser window.
Where possible, downloadable text files will be available in both Portable Document Format (PDF) and rich text format (rtf) where we have not made the information available on a web page.
To view PDF files, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, and links will be provided so you can download the software for free from Adobe's website.
Links to downloadable text documents will include information on the size of the file to be downloaded.
Files in rich text format can be opened by most basic word processing programmes, and your computer will usually come with this type of software already installed.
Read Out Loud
With the PDF you want read to you open in Adobe Reader version 6 or later, go to the 'View' menu and select 'Read Out Loud', you will then have the option to 'Read This Page Only' or 'Read To End Of Document'.
You can download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe's website.
If you would like to make any comments about our website, or you would like to make an enquiry, please use our Contact Form
You can find a range of useful information on accessibility from the following websites:
A free 30 trial version of JAWS can be downloaded from Freedom Scientific's website.
Alternative web browsing
Web Accessibility Initiative
RNIB - Royal National Institute for the Blind
Disability Rights Commission (DRC)
You can read the DRC's Formal Investigation report: web accessibility.