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The website is designed to work properly with assistive technologies like screen readers, and also to allow you to customise its appearance without making it harder to use.

This website aims to conform:

  • W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - priority 1, most of priority 2
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3.0

Changing Language

We have an option to translate the web site into the language of your choice by selecting it from the drop down list from the top menu.

Changing Text Size

You can increase or decrease the text size to change the look of the pages by using one of the following buttons provided under the menu bar:

  • A+ Increases the text size on all pages
  • A- Decreases the text size on all pages

You can also change the text size in one of the following ways:

  • Internet Explorer - View > Text Size
  • Firefox - View > Text Size
  • Opera - Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Fonts > Minimum font
    size (pixels)

Alternatively, scroll with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key.

Listen to our website

If you have a visual impairment or other difficulties reading this site, you may find the BrowseAloud speech-enabling software useful. Once installed and set-up it will read aloud website content as you move your mouse over it.

High Contrast

As well as making all graphic templates accessible, we have also included an high contrast version which is accessible by clicking the contrast button at the top of each page.

Tabbed Indexing

We have included tab indexing on our website which makes tabbing through our
site easier. It also helps users who access the website using only a keyboard.

Visual Design

To help you view our website we have:

  • Used colours with a maximum contrast between background and foreground
  • Given all meaningful images and graphics an Alt-text name which describes
    what you would be looking at it if the image was not displayed.
  • Used style sheets so you can change the size of the text using your browsers
    text size controls.