NSAI is committed to providing information that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of disability, capability or technology.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of Your Standards, Your Say and adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Guidelines and standards

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.


While the Your Standards, Your Say strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

General information

  • Where possible we have used Arial font for easy legibility
  • Where possible, we use live text instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages and increase your control
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using colour. This does not mean that colours are not used to organise information, instead it means there are also other, non-colour dependent ways of doing so
  • Our pages are designed so that they are without horizontal scrollbars when they are viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Where individual features make use of functions that do not comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines we have made sure that there are alternative routes provided to the information
  • A link to details of how to contact us for further information offline is provided from every page
  • Style of navigation remains consistent through the websites. We have attempted to comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This is specifically with regard to Priority 1 guidelines and, where possible, Priority 2 guidelines. The elements covered by the Priority 3 guidelines are not, in most cases used by our website, however as the website develops such functions we will aim for compliance at this level. We are committed to a process of ongoing improvement and are working to ensure all content is developed under the guidelines outlined above


Text resizing

You can resize text by following these instructions:

  • PC / Internet Explorer 6. From the top menu bar, select View and point to Text size
  • PC / Internet Explorer 7. From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size
  • PC / other browsers. Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +. Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press -
  • Mac / all browsers. Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +. Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press -


Access keys

These can be accessed in the following way:

  • Firefox 2 & 3: hold down Alt and Shift 
  • Internet Explorer: hold down Alt
  • Google Chrome 3 & 4: hold down Alt
  • Safari 3 (Mac): hold down Ctrl
  • Safari 3 (PC): hold down Alt

(For other browsers please check the browser's help files)

Then press one of the keys listed below:

S – Skip navigation

1 – Home page

6 – Help

8 – Terms and conditions

9 – Contact us

0 – Accessibility statement

= – Previous section (when viewing a draft)

- – Next section (when viewing a draft)

Contact information

We are always looking for ways to improve the accessibility of the site. If you experience any difficulty in accessing the Your Standards, Your Say website, or have any other feedback or suggestions, please contact us.