We believe in making our web site’s information and functionality equally available to all visitors. We have therefore made this site as usable and accessible as possible so you can easily find the information you are looking for. To do this we are working towards compliancy with Priority 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
When using this site, you will find a number of features that make it as accessible as possible:
- Our pages are designed so that they can be viewed without horizontal scrolling at a screen resolution of 1024×768 pixels.
- Page structure is conveyed using header elements.
- You can resize the text within the website using options under the View menu of your web browser. Text within images won’t be resized.
- Images that convey important information have alternative text. Where an image is used for a decorative purpose the alternative text will be left blank.
- No information is exclusively conveyed using colour.
- A site map is available to provide information about the layout of the website.
Making changes to your operating system (i.e.: Increasing text size)
- Advice from the BBC showing users how to make full use of accessibility settings in browsers and operating systems.
- Advice for Microsoft users
- Advice for Apple users
- Advice for Linux users
Downloading pdfs documents
To read PDF documents with a screen reader please go to the Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources. Adobe also has a free online conversion tool for pdfs.
This site has been optimised for the following browsers:
- PC: Firefox 3 & IE7
- Mac: Firefox 3 & Safari 3