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Accessibility

The Ordnance Survey website accessibility statement covers: browser support, screen resolution, document types, access keys, text sizing, images, forms and frames, scripting and links.

Ordnance Survey is committed to ensuring that this site is accessible to all, regardless of platform or browser being used. However, should you experience difficulty in accessing any of the information on this site, please contact us.

Browser Support

This site should display correctly in all current major browsers. Designed and constructed using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout, this ensures that the contents of each page can still be accessed, even if a user's browser does not support CSS.

Screen Resolution

This site has previously been designed to make maximum use of screen resolutions measuring 1024 pixels by 768 pixels or greater. Resolutions below this, while remaining functional, may not display as expected.

P;ease Note: From July 2013, a new responsive design template was implemented on the main ordnance website, to ensure the site resolution adjusted according to the device being used to access the site. It is planned to extend this to the leisure/magazine area of the site later in 2013.

Documents

As much information as possible is supplied within the web page itself.
Where this is not possible, the information is presented in a number of file formats including:

  • Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF),
  • Microsoft Word,
  • Microsoft Excel,
  • Rich Text Format (RTF), and
  • plain text.

PDF

Adobe® Acrobat® Reader is free software that lets you view and print PDF files. You can download Acrobat Reader here.

Access keys

Access keys are single-character keyboard shortcuts that provide an alternative method of navigating to important or frequently accessed pages. and features
The level of access key support is entirely dependent on the browser, version and platform being used. To ascertain if your browser supports the access key feature, please refer to you browser's help page.

In general, access keys are activated in the following way:

Windows

1. Press and hold the "ALT" key
2. Press the required access key
3. Press the "ENTER" key (Internet Explorer)

Apple Mac

1. Press and hold the "CtrL" key
2. Press the required access key

The UK Government accesskey standard has been implemented, where applicable; accesskeys used on this site are as follows:

0 - Accesskey options (this page)
4 - Site search
J - Main content
K - Primary navigation
L - Secondary navigation
M - Supplementary navigation

S - Skip primary navigation
Q - Skip secondary navigation
R - Skip supplementary navigation

U - Top of page
1 - Home
N - Business
O - Leisure map shop
Y - Education
P - About us

6 - Help
C - Contact us
3 - Site map
8 - Legal & Privacy

Text sizing

This site is constructed using relative font sizes, which means that text can be scaled within the browser. Please refer to your browser's help page for information on how to achieve this.

Images

All images used in this site include descriptive "alt" attributes Where images are used for layout purposes, an empty "alt" attribute is used.

Forms

All forms and their fields are labelled and arranged into logical groups where possible.

Frames

Where the use of inline frames (Iframes) is employed, due to technical requirements, these are clearly labelled in order to make access to them as easy as possible.

Scripting

This site uses scripting (JavaScript). However, the majority of the content remains fully accessible if your browser does not support scripting or you have disabled it.

Links

Unless notified, all links open within the same browser window. Should you wish to open a link in a new browser window then hold down the "SHIFT" key while activating the link required. Ordnance Survey is not responsible for the content of any websites owned and operated by third parties to which links might be created from its own sites.

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