Accessibility

We are committed to complying with the Disability Discrimination Act and have made significant improvements to our website in order to reduce the barriers experienced by people with disabilities.

In accordance with central government guidelines we aim to create pages that comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to "AA" standard.

However, we may occasionally make mistakes. If you find that you can not use any of our pages, please contact us to let us know. We will make every reasonable effort to either remove the barrier or provide the information in a format that you find acceptable.

Changing the text size

You can enlarge or reduce the writing on this website by changing your browser's settings as follows:

Internet Explorer 7:
Press the "Ctrl" and "+" keys at the same time to increase the font size, and the "Ctrl" and "-" keys at the same time to decrease the font size. Alternatively, go to View > Text size.
Internet Explorer 6 and earlier:
Go to View > Text size.
Firefox:
Press the "Ctrl" [Mac: Option key] and "+" keys at the same time to increase the font size, and the "Ctrl" and "-" keys at the same time to decrease the font size. Alternatively, go to View > Zoom
Safari:
Press the "Ctrl" [Mac: Option key] and "+" keys at the same time to increase the font size, and the "Ctrl" and "-" keys at the same time to decrease the font size. Alternatively, go to View > Make text bigger/smaller options.
Netscape:
Press the "Ctrl" and "]" keys at the same time to increase the font size, and the "Ctrl" and "[" keys at the same time to decrease the font size.
Opera:
Go to View > Zoom.

Access keys

Most browsers allow you to jump to important pages on this site by typing certain keys, called access keys. On Windows, hold down Alt and press the access key, then press Return; on a Mac, hold down Control and press the access key.

Access Keys are not case sensitive, so both "S" and "s" are equally valid keys for "Skip navigation".

The following access keys are available on every page of this website:
UK Government standard access keys

S for Skip navigation
0 for Access key information
1 for Home page
3 for Sitemap
4 for Search
6 for Help
9 for Contact us

Related websites

Adobe Reader
For visually impaired users
BBC My Web My Way
Explains options to make your keyboard and mouse easier to use such as slowing your mouse down or enlarging the mouse pointer.