If the text on our site is too small or too large for you to
read comfortably, you can change its size. If you have a mouse with
a scroll wheel you can hold down Ctrl and scroll up and down to
increase and decrease the size of the text.
To change the size of the text view in your browser please
read our guide to changing text sizes
which advises how to change the text size in the most popular
A Text Only version of the website which does not show images is
available. The text only version website loads more quickly, is
easier to copy from and is compatible with Screen Readers for
people with visual impairments. A link to the text only
version appears in the top line of navigation on every
page. When you're in the text only version this link is
replaced with the link 'Return to graphics mode'.
Adobe Acrobat PDF documents
Documents and reports within the site are published in PDF
(Portable Document Format).
This document format is consistent in all browsers.
Most computers will have Adobe Reader already installed, but if you
do not have it on your pc, you can download it free of charge at
The link to install Adobe Reader is available on pages
where a pdf document is linked to so you can easily download Adobe
Reader if you need to.
W3C WAI, (World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility
Initiative) in co-ordination with organisations around the world,
pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of
- Education and outreach
- Research and development
Our website templates currently conform to WAI AA accessibility
standards. We are working hard to ensure all content conforms to
the highest standards. More information on the accessibility
guidelines can be found on the WAI website.
What to do if you have a problem
While we do our best to make our website useable for as many
people as possible, there will always be scope to improve it
further. If you encounter any accessibility problems when using the
site, or if you have any other comments about it's useability and
accessibility, please contact us and let us know.