Website Accessibility

We are committed to making our website accessible as possible. We have taken the following steps:
  • Text is resizable. If you have difficulty reading text you can use Browsealoud. Browsealoud is free to download speech software.
  • High contrast colour combinations have been used where possible to make text easily readable.
  • Text descriptions are given for images in the form of alt-attributes - that is the text will normally appear when you rollover an image. This text is also available to screen-readers so users with sight difficulties can still make sense of the page.
  • The use of frames has been avoided as screen-readers have problems navigating within framed sites. Some iframes are used where necessary but these are not judged to cause too much difficulty where used (or are not judged essential content).
  • The order in which the tab key moves the cursor around the page particularly on forms is controlled so the keyboard user can move logically through the page.
  • The site structure is designed to make it easy to find the information you are looking for and always has the search facility available.
  • Graphical content has been kept to a minimum to avoid lengthy download times for people with slow internet connections.
  • Access key shortcuts are provided so users who have difficulty using a mouse can navigate easily around the site.

Text Size

Text size can be changed within your browser setting or by using the browser zoom feature. Keyboard shortcuts ctrl++ and ctrl+- ie. control-key at the same time as plus-key to zoom-in or control-key at the same time as minus-key to zoom-out.

Other Languages

You can translate any page on our website into various languages using Google Translate

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