MCMLXIV - Declarations

Privacy statement


This site does not currently, (as at 11th December 2019) use any cookies to store information on your choices while using this website

No information is taken about you, your computer equipment or you web surfing activities for the purposes of targetting you with unsolicited advertisements.

By continuing to use this website, I will assume that you have read this statement and are happy to continue reading its content.

Web storage does take advantage of web storage which is more secure and stored locally, without affecting website performance. Unlike cookies information is never transferred to the server.

Web storage is only used to determine the state of the sidebars, (whether they are open or closed), and is deleted when the session is ended by closing the browser window.

Accessibility information

Standards compliance

All pages on this site comply with all priority 1, 2, and in most cases, 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This is always a judgement call; many accessibility features can be measured, but many can not. I have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.


1. Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
2. Links are written to make sense out of context.
3. There are no "javascript:" pseudo-links. All links can be followed in any browser, with or without scripting.
4. There are no links that open new windows without warning.


1. All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes.
2. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout..
2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user−specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Tab Index

We have used Tab Index on pages that contain forms, to improve keyboard navigation. Tab Index means that when you use the 'Tab' button on your keyboard you will be taken directly to the form fields and buttons, instead of firstly having to tab through all the links that precede the form.


All the tables in our main content pages are marked up to show the relationship between the table headers and the table cells. We have also provided a summary and caption for the table to aid this understanding.


All of the input elements in the forms on this site are marked up with label tags. These provide several benefits: • Users who have difficulty navigating through a form with a mouse can, for example, click on the text beside the form elements, such as text input boxes, in order to enter those elements. • The use of label tags allows screen readers to intelligently announce what a particular input element is, by reading the label.

Are you having problems?

If you have difficulty in using this website you can send us an email using your default e-mail client. There are numerous links for this dotted around the site.

Help us improve...
If you have any problems using this website we would like to hear from you. Please use our enquiry form to send us your feedback.

Using web technologies

If you have a visual impairment or dyslexia you can use the 'A' buttons at the top right hand corner of every page to increase the size of the text on the page, (requires JavaScript to be enabled). To change the default text size of your browser, go to 'View - text size' and choose the setting you are most comfortable with (largest, larger, medium, smaller, smallest).
To set Internet Explorer to ignore the colours and fonts used in web sites, first go to the 'Tools' menu and choose 'Internet Options'. Then click on the 'Accessibility' button, then tick the 'ignore colours', 'ignore font styles' and 'ignore font sizes' boxes . Then click OK to apply the settings.

Access keys/Hot keys

The following access keys are used on this website

  • 0 = Accessibility information
  • 1 = Home
  • 2 = About
  • 3 = Site Map
  • 4 = Contact form
  • q = Select first field in contact form, (when on index page)
  • 5 = Design
  • 6 = Portfolio
  • 7 = News
  • 8 = Social Networking
  • 9 = Charity
  • x = Credits

To use the access keys, select the 'Alt' key and the shortcut above for the page of your choice. Release these keys, then select the enter key.

Sidebar selection

  • Ctrl+Alt+R = Open/Close Right Sidebar
  • Ctrl+Alt+L = Open/Close Left Sidebar

Tab through sidebar elements as normal

RSS feed

What is an RSS feed & how do I know if a site has one?

RSS is an acronym for 'Really Simple Syndication'.

An RSS feed is a means by which a website can get up-to-date information to its subscribers.

Each element of the feed usually shows a brief summary of a topic with a link to the full article.

The availability of an RSS feed is usually indicated by the prescence of the RSS icon being displayed somewhere in the browser.

RSS Feed

Feed Subscription - View in a browser.

Internet Explorer
Clicking the RSS icon on the command toolbar allows you to view the RSS feed in your browser.

The RSS option can be found under 'Bookmarks' menu on 'Menu' toolbar.

Opera & Safari
An RSS icon appears in the browser address field which is a link to the site RSS file.

The information above is correct for IE9, FireFox 17.0.1, Opera 12.02, Safari 5.1.7

Feed Subscription - Outlook 2007+.

Add a feed subscription to Outlook 2007+ as follows

(a) Select 'Accounts' from the 'Tools' menu
(b) Select the RSS tab
(c) Select New
(d) enter: