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Our Accessibility Policy


Text size

If you find the text size on this website is too small or too large to read comfortably, you can change the size of the text via your browser. You can also specify the font styles, colours, and foreground and background colours. The way you do this varies from browser to browser. (Please note - some PCs will allow you to increase text size simply by holding down the 'control' and 'alt' keys and using the wheel in the middle of the mouse to make the text larger and smaller.)

Microsoft Internet Explorer

If you are using Internet Explorer, go to the menu at the top of the browser window and select View, from the list of options, select Text Size. You will see a side menu open up; select the size you wish to view the website in.

Firefox (Mozilla)

If you are using Firefox, go to the menu at the top of the browser window and select View, from the list of options, select Text Size. You will see a side menu open up; select the size you wish to view the website in.

Firefox also allows the text size to be changed with keyboard shortcuts:
Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Download the latest Web Browsers

Below you will find links to allow you to download some of the most popular web browsers, please note that all links will take you to an external website.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Firefox
Safari
Chrome
Opera

Apple Mac

For a computer using a Macintosh operating system
Press Cmd and + to increase the size
Press Cmd and - to decrease the size
Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Linux

For a computer using a Linux operating system
Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Styles and colours

Internet Explorer users should click on tools, options and then the colours, fonts or accessibility buttons.

PDF files

Adobe® Acrobat® Reader is free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Download Acrobat Reader. Adobe can also help you access content using assistive technologies such as screen readers or screen magnifiers. You can link to the Access Adobe website for information on making these documents accessible.

Flash Files

Adobe® Flash® Player is a free cross-platform browser based application that lets you view video content (FLV files). Download Flash Player.

W3C Compliance

We are committed to meeting standards provided by the The World Wide Web Consortium and aim to make our website as accessible as possible. Currently the majority of our website meets the guidelines on Web Accessibility Standards (WC3 AA).

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) provides Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for people who create and maintain websites.

These guidelines help organisations provide websites that are accessible to people with disabilities. The guidelines are split into 3 priority levels:

Priority 1
Priority 2
Priority 3

The majority of pages on this site comply with Priority 1 and 2. We are committed to maintaining and improving the accessibility of this site. Our longer term aim is to provide a site that complies with all WCAG priority levels




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