We've designed this website to be accessible and easy to use by anyone, whatever their age, background, level of ability or disability or internet access device. We're constantly checking that the whole website remains accessible, easy to read and that the information we publish is accurate and up-to-date.

Accessing the website

Text to Speech / Translation Services

We have BrowseAloud. This reads our website aloud so it can help you if you’re blind or partially sighted. BrowseAloud can also translate our web pages and documents into 75 languages (for 33 of those languages it can also read aloud). You don't need to download any software to use Browse Aloud just click on the icon on the top of every page. (If you want to use BrowseAloud to translate or read aloud the pdf documents on our website you need to be using Internet Explorer version 9 or above.)

View Display Options

Users can alter the size and colour of text. The options are in the header at the top every page.

Access Keys

Access keys provide keyboard shortcuts and offer an alternative means of site navigation. They enable users with limited physical capabilities to navigate our site more easily:

Windows users, press "ALT" plus the listed access key

Firefox browser users use "SHIFT" and "ALT" plus the listed access key

Macintosh users, press "Control" plus the listed access key

The access keys are:

  • 1 - Homepage
  • 3 - Site map
  • 4 - Search
  • 5 - Skip to base of page
  • 5 - Disclaimer of liability
  • 6 - Copyright
  • 8 - Privacy
  • 9 - Contact us
  • s - Skip to page contents