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Accessibility

Introduction

We have designed and developed our website to offer more accessiblity options and to help you find your way more easily around the site. We aim for our website to conform to World Wide Web Consortium accessibility standards, but there are some things you can do that may make your experience of using our site even better:

Site accessibility features

Skipping to content and footer links

For users who have assistive technology such as screen or Braille readers, we have included two links at the top of every page to allow you to bypass repetitive information:

Resizable text

By default, text is set at the smallest font size, but you can resize the text on all pages to one of two larger fonts, using the font links at the top right of the screen:

  1. On the yellow bar, under the search box, top right, find the three different sized 'A's.
  2. Select the middle 'A' to get the next larger size, or the largest 'A' to get the largest available size.
  3. Select the smallest 'A' to revert to the smallest text.

If your browser has cookies enabled, when you next visit us the site will display at the text size you selected.

Site tools

Flexible width and scalable layout

You can drag the four edges of the website to display any size you want. The page content adjusts automatically to display correctly for the shape you choose:

  1. If you have full screen display, select the 'Restore down' button at top right, to see the edges of the display window.
  2. Move the pointer over a display window edge until two arrows appear.
  3. Drag the top, bottom and side edges to the shape and size you want.

You can change your display this way in any application, not just on our website (although the content may not adjust). Next time you visit us and select 'Restore down', your display will be the size and shape you last chose, regardless of where you chose it from.

Customising your computer

AbilityNet and the BBC have developed information on making your computer easier to use. My Computer My Way covers:

For more information: www.abilitynet.org.uk/mcmw

Using keyboard shortcuts

You can use keys on the keyboard to move around our website more quickly. These are called shortcuts, and the keys you use depend on your browser. Find information for the four main browsers by selecting:

Useful links

You can find out about accessibility features for a variety of systems:

Comments and feedback

If you have any comments or feedback about any of the features or content on our site we would love to hear what you have to say. Please contact us.