Accessibility

We have developed this site using web standards to make it accessible to the widest number of users. We are working towards complying with Priority 1 and where possible Priority 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We are continually making improvements to meet these guidelines, and our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • All images, where appropriate, have an alternative text attribute. This means that when an image is conveying important information its content is described with an alternative text. Where an image is used for a decorative purpose the alternative text attribute will be left blank.
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using colour.
  • Our pages are designed so that they are without horizontal scrollbars when they are viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher.

Viewing PDF documents

Most modern browsers allow you to view PDF documents within the browser window. If you download and review PDF documents from your desktop you may need Adobe Acrobat or a similar reader application. To download this programme for free, visit the Adobe website. To read PDF documents with a screen reader please link to Adobe's Accessibility pages which provide useful tools and resources. Adobe also has a free online conversion tool for PDFs.

Browser compatibility

This website has been developed and tested to be read in the latest browsers on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Please let us know if you are experiencing issues on older browsers or when viewing the site from mobile devices. Your feedback is much appreciated.

If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to get in touch.