Accessibility

We are committed to providing a website that is easily accessible to the widest possible audience. You may choose to change the default view of the site via your browser as detailed below.

Change the text size by following the instructions given below for your browser:

PC – Internet Explorer 6
From the top menu bar, select View and then Text size

PC – Internet Explorer 7
From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and then Text size

PC – Other browsers
Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press –

Mac – all browsers
Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press –

Colours

The background and text colours of the site have been chosen to ensure a clear contrast, however you can also change the default colours via the settings in your browser.

Forcing web pages to use your preferred colours in Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer. Click on “Tools,” then “Internet Options.”
Click on the “General Tab,” then the “Colours” button.
Uncheck “Use Windows Colours.”
Choose the colours you would like for Text, Background, Visited and Unvisited. Click “OK.”
Click on the “Accessibility” button. Check the “Ignore Colours Specified on Webpages” box. Click “OK” twice.

Forcing web pages to use your preferred colours in Firefox

Open Firefox and click on “Tool,” then “Options.”

Click on the “Content” tab then the “Colours” button.

Choose new colours for the Text, Background, Unvisited Links and Visited Links.

Next, uncheck the box “Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above” and click “OK” twice to Save your changes.

Images

All images used on this site include descriptive ALT attributes.

PDF files and screen readers

Please note: accessing any of the links below will take you to external websites for more information

This website site includes video files which we hope will enrich your experience. Depending on your connection speed, it may take you varying amounts of time to download the video before watching it.

One of the following players will usually be required in order to play the file:

Non Visual Desktop Access for blind and vision impaired people there is a free “screen reader” to use on computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice. You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows. NVDA can also convert the text into braille if the computer user owns a device called a “braille display”.

NVDA works with Microsoft Windows. You can download it to your PC, or to a USB stick which you can use with any computer.