This page contains a few pointers that might improve your use of the property search website.

Ease of use
This site has been designed for use by all members of the community, whether experienced internet users or not. The layout has been created with visually impaired users in mind and is fully compatible with browser-reading software.

Increasing text size
Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings. If you use Microsoft® Internet Explorer go to the VIEW menu, select TEXT SIZE and then either LARGER or LARGEST. If you use Netscape® Navigator go to the VIEW menu and choose INCREASE FONT until the text is whatever size you require.

Adobe® Acrobat® PDF Files
Documents are often provided in "PDF" format. PDFs (portable document format) are suited to downloading and printing. To view a PDF your browser needs a plug-in called the Acrobat® Reader. This is available for free and can be downloaded from the Adobe® website (this link will open in a new browser window).

Microsoft® Word Documents
For site users that do not own a copy of Microsoft® Word, a free viewer is available from the Microsoft® website (this link will open in a new browser window).

The site uses JavaScript to enhance the user interface and user experience. This means that one particular element of the website, the property search form, loses its accessibility rating unless JavaScript is disabled. All browsers allow a user to disable JavaScript as per the instructions below:

  • Internet Explorer – Tools menu > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > Disable 'Active Scripting'
  • Mozilla Firefox – Tools > Options > Content > Enable JavaScript
  • Google Chrome – Tools > Options > Privacy > Content Settings > JavaScript > Do not allow any site to run JavaScript

The site conforms to the following standards (if JavaScript is disabled as explained above).

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict Valid CSS! Level Double-A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0