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Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

We're committed to making sure this website is user-friendly and no matter what your ability or disability, we want you to be able to find the information you're looking for quickly and easily. 

That's why we've developed the following guide to ensure this website is accessible to everyone. If there's something that doesn't work, or if you need a little assistance to use a specific part of the site, please contact us and we'll do everything we can to help. 

How do I change the text size?

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings.

1. Select Text Size from the View menu. (In some browsers Text Size may be called Text Zoom or Zoom).

2. Choose the size that you want from the Text Size menu. 

How do I move between links? 

You can move between links on a page simply by using the 'tab' key. 

What are PDFs and how do I read them?

PDF stands for Portable Document File. You need a plug-in called Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files which you can download for free from Adobe’s website.

Users who have concerns about accessibility should visit Adobe’s accessibility website. Recent versions of Acrobat Reader have a read out loud facility, which can be found under the view menu.

How can I view a Word file if I don’t have Word software?

A free Word viewer is available from Microsoft at the Microsoft Download Center. You’ll find Word, Excel and PowerPoint viewers here too. Open source versions of similar software can be accessed at http://www.openoffice.org/

Accessibility Software

JAWS is a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.  

Lynx is a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays. 

Opera is a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets and image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. It is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, and several other operating systems. 

Accessibility advice for Apple Mac users

The Apple Mac operating system includes many accessibility options, including resizing text, text-to-speech and keyboard alternatives to mouse functions. 

Visit the Apple website's accessibility section.