We aim to make this website accessible to all users, following standards and guidelines to ensure that this site can be used effectively and easily as possible by everyone.
Browser accessibility options
You can specify font sizes, styles and colours and foreground and background colours of web pages displayed on your computer, even if the web page has already specified these. You can also set the colour you would like to indicate links in web pages, which can be useful if you have impaired vision or find certain colours or contrasts easier to read.
You can set Internet Explorer to use the fonts and colours of your choice, or to use the Windows ‘default’ colours and fonts. Some visitors may find it necessary to increase or decrease the size of the text appearing on screen. This can be achieved by holding down the ‘Ctrl’ key (for Windows), or ‘Cmd’ key (for Apple Mac), then pressing + or - to alter the font size up or down respectively. Internet Explorer users can use the ‘View’ menu, highlighting the ‘Text Size’, then selecting the appropriate option.
A number of downloadable documents available within this site are in Portable Document Format (often referred to as PDFs). In order to view a PDF document, you need free software called Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you use a screen reading program which synthesizes text as audible speech you may experience difficulty reading PDF files. The Access Adobe web site provides online tools to convert PDF documents into standard HTML or ASCII text.