Accessibility Statement

Gene Ethics has designed its website to run on a broad range of browsers and operating systems. This page sets out information on a guide to the site's navigation processes, the technical requirements to run the site properly, the design standards used when developing the site, and some shortcuts for navigation.

Ensuring easy access to the site for all users is important to Gene Ethics so please contact us if you have difficulties using this site or if you have any further questions or comments.


The following list details some of the site-wide navigation features that improve the overall accessibility of this site.

The primary navigation is a set of expandable menus that provide quick and easy access to the site's major content areas. These menus are text-based lists and will still work for users using alternative browsing technologies, or who have javascript and/or Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) disabled.

A comprehensive sitemap provides one-click access to content deep within the site.

Technical requirements

JavaScript is used throughout this site. However, where possible, site content should still be accessible to users with JavaScript disabled.

Visual design has been optimised for monitors set at 1024 by 768 pixels resolution with 16-bit colour depth. The site will still function for users on other settings but it may not be as visually appealing.

Standards compliance

The Gene Ethics website has been built according to HTML 4.01 Transitional specifications and conforms to Web Consortium Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) priority 1 and 2 checkpoints.

Page design and layout is controlled by Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and has been written according to the CSS 2.1 specifications.

Structured and meaningful Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML) has been used to assist users accessing the site via non-visual means, such as users of screen-reading software.

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