The site provides advice and help to all those people who would benefit from making changes to their browser, operating system, or computer to be able to view the webiste in a more accessible way.


We have endeavoured to remove barriers to this website so that disabled people can access information and use the website as easily as possible, with all the functionality that should be expected by us all:

  • 'Skip over repeated elements' such as navigation menus
  • Move within the webpage using the tab key and shift to navigation backwards
  • Put descriptive textual equivalents for graphics
  • Designed the website so that it can be read by assistive technologies, such as screen reader software
  • Made links descriptive and intuative
  • Ensured that there is sufficient colour contrast between the text and background and that colour alone is not used to convey information
  • This site has been designed with style sheets to allow maximum flexibility

Changing Appearance

Changing the appearance of the website as a visual aid please use the functionality located in the bottom left-hand side:

  • High Contrast may assist visitors who have a visual impairment
  • Yellow & Black may assist dyslexic visitors
  • No Style turns off Casacading Style Sheets (CSS styling)
  • Default Style

Changing Text Sizes

In-built Font Changing Functionality

If you'd prefer the font size to be larger or smaller by clicking on any on the 'A' button sizes, font sizes are as follows:

  • Small
  • Default / Normal
  • Large

Using The Browser

To increase or decrease the text size, follow these simple instructions for Internet Explorer:

  • Click on the 'View' menu in your browser
  • Click on the 'Text size' option
  • Select the size you would like to see

Using Sitemap

A text based site map has been provided to assist users to get an overall impression of the site quickly.

Skip Links

For screen reader software, if you don't wish to have the navigation read out to you on any page, we have included a 'skip to content' link as one of the first entries on the page. If you select this link you will be taken straight to the main content area.

Accesskeys and Forms

Bold and underlined fields are required and represent accesskeys.

Following keyboard combinations are as follows:

  • Microsoft Windows hold Alt and accesskey
  • Apple Mac OS hold CMD and accesskey
  • For users of the Firefox web browser hold Shift and Alt together and the accesskey

PDF Documents

PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Readerâ„¢. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at no charge from Adobe.

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