Accessibility

Web Accessibility Initiative

We are working hard to deliver information to everyone who visits this site in the most accessible way possible.

This site is designed to meet Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Content Accessibility Guidelines set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). We aim to ensure the site conforms to ‘Double-A’ standards wherever possible.

If you find any part of the site difficult to use, please send your comments to webmaster.

Have our website read out loud to you

If you have difficulty reading the words on our website you can listen to them instead.

You can get software called Browsealoud which will read aloud the text on our website. It is free to download and install on your computer. Some Internet browsers have similar features built in.

Browsealoud can also be used on more than 2000 other websites in the UK and USA.

To find out more about Browsealoud and to download it, visit the website www.browsealoud.com/downloads.asp.

You can change Browsealoud settings by double clicking on the Browsealoud icon in the system tray at the bottom of the screen.

Browsealoud is normally controlled by moving the mouse. If you do not or cannot use a mouse, you can use mousekeys. You can then control the cursor with your numeric keypad. To do this on a PC:

  1. Go to Start > Settings Control panel > Accessibility options
  2. Select the “mouse” tab
  3. Switch on mousekeys. You will be able to use your cursor keys to control the mouse cursor.