We try to make our website as accessible as possible to users with disabilities, including users who may be blind or partially sighted.

The design includes a number of accessibility features including:

  • advice on browser accessibility options (this page)
  • a common design throughout rather than providing text only pages for disabled users
  • allowing text sizes and colours to be changed to suit the users needs
  • ensuring all images have alternative text descriptions (‘ALT texts’)
  • compatibility with most screen reading software.

If you encounter accessibility or technical problems when using this site, please Contact us.

Changing the text size

This site should allow you to increase the size of its text to make it easier to read. ‘Text size’ is usually listed under ‘View’ in the program’s menubar. When ‘Text size’ is selected a submenu usually appears with a list of the different size options.

Access keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts for accessing links and form fields on Web pages.

This site does not include access keys because there are potential conflicts with browser and assistive technology access keys that may confuse users.