It is the policy of GWS Media Ltd ("GWS") that people with disabilities are able to access information and services on its Website as easily as possible.

As of 1st September 2005, all pages on this web site passed W3C/WAI's WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 1.0 Conformance Level "AA". In particular, we have designed the site so that it complies with the following:

  • Images should have the appropriate ALT tag assigned to them
  • Make links that are descriptive and make sense, with enough information about their destination
  • Ensure that sufficient colour contrast between the text and background and that colour alone is not used to convey information
  • Use style sheets to allow maximum flexibility
  • Use header tags effectively to help clarity of the website
  • No gratuitous uses of multimedia devices
  • Refrain from the use of frames as they can cause difficulty in navigating
  • Ensure that the site can be read by assistive technologies, such as screen reader software
  • Usable interfaces considering; effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction for all users

Text Size

Making the text larger or smaller can easily be changed using your browser. To increase or decrease the text size in Internet Explorer:

  • Click on the 'View' menu in your browser
  • Click on the 'Text size' option
  • Select the size you would like to see
  • To increase or decrease the text size in Netscape Navigator:
  • Click on the 'View' menu in your browser
  • Click on the 'Increase Font' option

External Links

All external links will load in a new window. This applies to all PDFs and external sites.

PDF Documents

A number of documents available for viewing are in Adobe® Acrobat®Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site free of charge.

People using screen-reading devices generally are unable to read documents directly in PDF format, until they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available for free from Adobe and your screen reader may do this automatically. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Access Adobe site:

The website has been tested for the following:

  • For colour contrast by printing in black and white and checking how readable the site is
  • Different screen resolutions
  • Different platforms - MAC and PC
  • Different browsers - Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Netscape Navigator
  • Without images - a text equivalent is displayed
  • Without Cascading Style Sheets - it still works, the content is available and makes sense

Equal Opportunities

GWS Media Ltd is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all employees, workers and applicants and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. GWS will treat everyone equally irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, political beliefs or membership or non-membership of a Trade Union and places an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy. GWS shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidate is submitted for a vacancy or assignment and will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with the candidate's merits, qualification and ability to perform the relevant duties required by the particular vacancy. GWS Media Ltd will not accept instructions from clients that indicate an intention to discriminate unlawfully.

If you have any queries about this policy, please contact us.