Accessibility

About accessibility

To be accessible this website must be as easy to use and understand for as many visitors as possible. This website complies with the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Level AA guidelines for accessibility and we are committed to maintaining and improving the accessibility of our site.

Changing text size

We have included in the footer (bottom) of our website an easy to use option for changing text size. You can select to increase or decrease, or ‘reset’ back to our standard text size. 

Alternatively you can: 

On a PC: from Internet Explorer select the View menu at the top of your window, scroll down and select the Text size option.

On an Apple Mac: In your browser press CMD and plus (+) keys to increase the text size as required. Pressing CMD + 0 will return the text to the default size.

Changing text colour

You can change the style and colour, and choose an alternative colour for links. You can also change background and foreground colours.

To ignore font and background colours in Internet Explorer on a PC, choose Internet options from the Tools menu at the top of the window. On the general tab of the window that appears, click the Accessibility button. This takes you to a menu where you can choose to ignore the way the page is formatted. To set your colour and font preferences, return to the Internet options menu and use the Colours and Fonts buttons.

Keyboard navigation

You do not have to use a mouse to navigate this website. Use your arrow keys to scroll up or down the page. You can use your Tab key to move between links, and press Return or Enter to select one. To go back to the previous page, use the Backspace key.

Making Acrobat documents more accessible

Useful information about services to make Acrobat documents more accessible is provided on Adobe’s website.

Further information can be found on Adobe pages on accessibility

Downloading documents

Downloadable documents on this site are provided in a variety of formats. The most common are PDF, Word and Excel. Most computers already have the software to open these document formats. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader (for reading PDFs), it is available from the Adobe site.

Saving documents to your computer

If you have a PC, right-click on the link to the document. If you use a Macintosh, hold down the mouse button over the link. In both cases, a popup menu will then appear. Scroll down the menu and click on ‘Save target as’. You will then be asked to choose a folder on your computer where you can save the document.

Some browsers such as Firefox and Chrome automatically download documents to your computer when you open them.

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