Every effort has been made to ensure maximum accessibility by applying standards-compliant design to the production of this website. You may however, experience some problems when trying to access this website using assistive devices.
The pages on this website have been encoded in XHTML (a combination of HTML and XML) which became an official W3C Recommendation on January 26, 2000. XHTML is the standard markup language for web documents and the successor to HTML 4. XHTML pages can be read by all XML enabled devices (modern browsers and non-traditional devices). XHTML is also backward browser compatible.
In addition to XHTML, use of CCS (Cascading Style Sheets) has also been made on this website to maintain a good content-to-code ratio, to improve the readability of pages on this website for assistive devices and search engines and to enable faster rendering of page content.
Efforts have been made to ensure that this website is as bandwidth-friendly as possible. However, your experience here will be greatly enhanced if you access this site with a fast connection to the Internet (DSL, ISDN, Cable, T1 etc.) and a computer operating at 500Mhz or faster.
To take full advantage of this site’s features, please ensure that you are using a frames-capable, version 4+ browser such as:
- Internet Explorer or
- Safari (Macintosh computers only)
Please also ensure that you have the latest Flash Player plug-in from Macromedia® (version 6 minimum required).
Known performance issues with Flash
If you have the Shockwave Flash Player running in the background, Flash movies playing in your browser will run significantly slower. To alleviate this problem, simply quit the player application. The performance of this website may also suffer if you have multiple browser windows with Flash content open at the same time. To enhance the performance of this website, please close other browser windows containing Flash content which you may have open at the same time.