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Accessibility


This site has been designed to make it as accessible as possible for all users. However you may wish to alter the way our website looks. Below we have listed a number of features that you are able to change with step-by-step instructions.

 

Standards

We have developed this site to be accessible to a minimum of WAI WCAG level A.

Changing the text size or page magnification

To change the font or magnification of a page using your browser’s settings, follow these instructions:

In Internet Explorer 9, select Zoom from the Tools menu (the cog button to the right of the address bar). Then choose the preferred level of zooming. You can also zoom by holding the Ctrl key down and moving the mouse wheel
In Internet Explorer versions 7 or 8, select the View menu and select Zoom to zoom in or out
In Firefox, select the View menu and select Zoom to zoom in or out. You can also zoom by holding the Ctrl key down and moving the mouse wheel
In Chrome, click on the spanner button to the right of the address bar, and change the Zoom magnification option to your preferred magnification. You can also zoom by holding the Ctrl key down and moving the mouse wheel
In Safari, select the View menu and choose Make Text Bigger. You can also zoom the text size in and out by pressing Command + and Command –
In Opera, hold the Ctrl key down and press + or – to zoom the page. You can also zoom by holding the Ctrl key down and moving the mouse wheel

Navigating this website

This site has been designed for ease of use. The main navigation includes all the main sections of the website and runs across the top of each page. Clicking on any of these items will take you to a specific section of the website, where the navigation is displayed down the left. Choosing a section will also reveal any further content pages within a section. This style of navigation is consistent throughout the site.

You can navigate through the site without a mouse by using the tab key (or shift+tab) and pressing return when you would like to click on a link.

Images and alt tags

All images used on the site include ‘Alt’ tags descriptive text alternatives. This allows users to see what the image is meant to convey even if it doesn’t load, or if images have been switched off or if using a screen reader to read the web page rather than view.