Every effort has been made to ensure maximum accessibility by
applying standards-compliant design to the production of this
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
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:
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.
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