Accessibility

Here's some guidance on accessibility throughout our site.

Text resizing If the text on our site is too small or too large for you to read comfortably, you can change its size. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel you can hold down Ctrl and scroll up and down to increase and decrease the size of the text. Alternatively you can increase the text size in your browser settings. For example if you are using Internet Explorer go to View > Text size and then select an appropriate text size (e.g. Larger or Largest).

Text only A Text Only version of the website which does not show images is available. The text only version website loads more quickly, is easier to copy from and is compatible with Screen Readers for people with visual impairments. A link to the text only version appears in the top line of navigation on every page. When you’re in the text only version this link is replaced with the link ‘Return to graphics mode’.

Colour contrast

If the combination of text and background colours on the site causes problems with legibility these can be changed within your browser settings.

For example if you are using Internet Explorer go to Tools > Internet Options > Accessibility, select ‘ignore colours specified on web pages’. After this you can adjust the colours by unticking the ‘use windows colors’ box and picking replacement colours.

Documents

All downloadable documents on the website are in PDF format. To view a PDF document you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded free from here.