Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the web. We aim to make this website accessible to those with disabilities so that they can derive the same level of benefit from it as able-bodied users. You can read more our approach to disability in our Equality & Diversity section.
All new content on the site aims to be compliant with W3C/WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Conformance Level "Double-A". Older pages on the site are periodically reviewed and any found to have accessibility problems are fixed or removed.
If you have problems using any part of our site please contact our webmaster so that we can investigate the problem.
Make the web easier to access
In addition to the features on our site, there are a number of changes that everyone can make to their browser or computer to improve the accessiblity of the web in general. Select your operating system to find out more:
Change browser settings
If you are having difficulties viewing our pages, most browsers allow users to change the settings to alter the way pages are displayed, which may improve readability.
Most browsers allow you to:
- Ignore settings specified by a web page
- Change the font size
- Change the font style
- Change the font colour
- Change the background colour
- Stop images downloading (so they are not visible)
For more information, consult the help files for your browser.
Changing text size
You can change text size using your browser.
- In Internet Explorer, go to View -> Zoom and select the size you require.
- In Firefox, go to View -> Zoom and increase/decrease the page size as required.
- In Safari go to View -> Zoom In/Out or press Cmd/Ctrl +/-
Translate our website
If you wish to read the content of the website in another language, simply choose a language from the translation menu in the footer of any page. This service is provided via Google Translate. Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations.