Accessibility

We aim to ensure that this website gives all members of the public equal access. If you feel that the content on the site could be presented in a more accessible way, please contact us with your suggestions.

Browser Compatibility

The website is best viewed in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You are advised to upgrade to the latest versions for the best user experience.

Changing the text size

If you find the text hard to read, you may wish to make it bigger.

If you're using Microsoft Windows operating system and have a mouse with a control wheel on top, you can use this to change the display size. Press and hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard, then move the wheel on the mouse – forwards to enlarge, and backwards to decrease it.

Alternatively you can control text size through your internet browser:

    In Firefox select View>Zoom
    In Internet Explorer select View>Text size
    In Chrome select Options>Zoom

Changing the colour and contrast of the website

See the BBC guide 'My web, my way' for information of how to setup your system to change colours and contrasts

Downloads, Word documents and PDFs

We aim to publish information as accessible HTML webpages rather than as downloadable documents, e.g. Word documents and PDFs, as these documents can cause problems for disabled users.

To view PDF files you may need to download Adobe Reader (free of charge).

Images

We aim to provide a description of every image in its alternative text tag.

Links

Link text should make sense out of context and accurately describe the page it points to. You can use the tab key on your keyboard (as well as your mouse) to move from consecutive link to link.