Site help

Overview

This website has been designed to be best viewed on either PC or Mac in Netscape (versions 6 and above) and Internet Explorer (versions 5.5 and above).

The site makes use of Javascripts, so users that view the site with the Javascript option in their browsers turned off may experience limited functionality.

Some of the documents in the IPA website need plug-ins to be installed on your computer to function correctly.

Various diagrams are created with the Flash 6 plugin, available at Macromedia. Whilst the plugin provides a way for us to display extra graphic information in a convenient format, you do not need this plugin to view the majority of content on our site. A small icon will appear under any diagrams that require Flash if you do not have Flash 6 or above installed.

Access keys

Top level site navigation, which is on every page, can be accessed using the following Access keys:

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Home
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Help
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Copyright
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Please Note: At present links to all PDF files and other downloadable files and links to external pages will open in a new window where JavaScript is enabled.

Changing the font size

The text font size of the content at this website is adjustable in browsers which allow font re-sizing.

To vary the size of the fonts on Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape 7: From the browser's main menu click "View" then select the "Text Size" or "Text Zoom" menu item to adjust the font size as required.

Standards compliance

The IPA website uses Web Standards to help keep pages small, quick to load in your browser and accessible to people with disabilities. Web browsers which do not use web standards may not render pages in the same way as modern, standards compliant web browsers, but should be readable and functionally similar on all devices.

Pages on this site have been designed to comply with W3 accessibility guidelines to level 2 compliance. HTML is written to the HTML 4.01, Transitional standard and CSS Style sheets are used to separate visual presentation from content where possible.

All images which visually describe content have ALT tags or an alternative LONDESC page is provided.

Further help

If you need further help or have comments or suggestions about the IPA website please contact us via our Contact Form.