Accessibility

This site has been designed to be as accessible as possible for most visitors. We hope you find this to be the case, whatever the technology you are using to access this website's information.

Tab button navigation

The menus on this website have been laid out to be consistent throughout the site.

On Windows with Internet Explorer you can use the TAB button to jump from one menu link to the next. The order is:

  1. the top menu first (Accessibility, Site Map and Home)
  2. the main section menu (Home, Robin's CV, Biography, etc)
  3. the menu at the bottom of every page
  4. the content of a page and any links it may have

Access Keys can be used to skip the main menus and jump to the content of a page.

Access Keys

An access key is an assigned keyboard shortcut used with hot keys in web sites. We considered setting up hotkeys to the main sections of this website, however there are many problems associated with this technology that does not necessarily help with accessibility. Many hot key combinations are reserved by browsers and operating systems and are also not universal across all browsers. However, two hotkeys have been installed for the important invisible links from the start of the page to the content and submenus in a page, namely:

Alt + 1 the Enter = Skip Navigation to page's main content - this jumps to the Heading of a page's content

Alt + 2 = Jump to a page's first link (where one exists). This is usually the first link in a page's sub menu.

Site Map

A site map is provided to quickly help show the sections and information on this website

Printing

When you print a page from this website the header, side bars (including menus) and footer are not printed. This saves paper, ink and ensures you only print the information you need.