This page offers information about how we make our website more accessible to the public, including tips to make browsing the site easier.
We aim to provide a familiar layout, structure and colour scheme to our users to help them recognise and orientate themselves.
To assist users get a feeling of the website’s hierarchy, an indication of the current location within the website is displayed at the top of each page.
The text within the website resizes as per the user’s browser settings (usually increased by pressing Ctrl + Plus at the same time, and decreased by pressing Ctrl + Minus at the same time).
Some links and buttons have been associated with AccessKeys, allowing users to navigate the website without the use of a mouse. These are indicated around the website by an underlined letter, and the full list is also provided below.
There are a number of keyboard combinations that can speed up browsing and reduce the use of a mouse.
Many programs allow users to listen to websites instead of reading them. This can be useful to the blind, those with literacy difficulties, and those for whom English is not their first language.
We have provided our content within tables to allow screen readers to follow the content in a logical pattern. We also provide alternative text for all important images.
For a free screen reader for PCs, you can try BrowseAloud.
Please note that this requires you to download and install third-party software, for which we accept no responsibility.