We want our information to be easy to find and understand for everyone.
Our website is designed to be easy for everyone to use*. But if you are struggling here are a few guides that may help - and we're here to help if you need more support.
Site accessibility features
Skipping to content and footer links
If you use assistive technology such as screen or Braille readers, you'll find two links at the top of every page to let you skip past repetitive information:
- a skip to content link
- a skip to footer link which takes you to a selection of useful links
Adjusting your computer for better browsing
Here are some links to tutorials that tell you how to customise your computer. For example, you can find out how to:
- change how information displays on your screen, to get more on, or to see content more clearly
- change colours and fonts to get a better contrast for you
- adapt the mouse (eg slow it down), switch it to left-handed or make the pointer bigger
- change a variety of keyboard settings, including the rate at which the cursor blinks.
Go to AbilityNet for more information, or My Web My Way to see the tutorials.
You can use keys on the keyboard to move around our website more quickly. These are called shortcuts, and the keys you use depend on your browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.)
More help for you
We can also supply our website information in other ways – such as another language, CD, Braille or large print.
Just ask and we’ll do everything we can to help.
Also, if you see any information that is not clear then we need to know so we can put that right.
- Still struggling? Get in touch
- Or email a website problem to the team
You can download free software from the web, and find out about accessibility features for a variety of systems:
- My Web My Way - for information and tutorials, developed by the BBC and AbilityNet
- Microsoft accessibility wizard and how to use it
- Google accessibility tools
- Apple Macintosh accessibility features
- Accessibility features in Firefox and download extensions
*Our website meets the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to “AA” standard as a minimum and “AAA” standard where possible.