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Accessibility

We have made every effort to make this website accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have any disabilities.

Introduction

The website's layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired.  It is fully compatible with popular screen reading software.

In technical language, all pages on this website should be valid to Hyper Text Mark-up Language (XHTML) 1.0 Transitional and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

This website conforms to the UK government guidelines for websites.  It also follows the Worldwide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, meeting all level double-A checkpoints.

Maintaining an accessible website is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this website please contact us.

Change text size

You may be able to increase the size of the text on screen by following the instructions below:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 (Windows) - Select the 'Page' menu, then 'Text Size', and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size).
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 (Windows) - Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size).
  • Firefox 1.0+, 1.5 & 2.0 - Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then select decrease or increase. Alternatively select CTRL + + or CTRL + -.
  • Chrome (Windows / Mac) - Select the 'View' menu, then 'Zoom in' or 'Zoom out". Alternatively select CTRL/Apple + + or CTRL/Apple + -
  • Opera 7.0+  - Select the 'View' menu, then 'Zoom', and then select the percentage increase or decrease you require. Alternatively select CTRL + + or CTRL + -.
  • Safari 1.2+ (Mac) - Select the 'View' menu, then 'Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller'. Alternatively select Apple + + or Apple + -.

This website links to documents and files in a number of formats.  You may need special software to read some of these files.

Please contact us to report any accessibility issues with this website.