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Accessibility

We want everyone to be able to access every bit of the content on this website.

If we've missed something or made it in any way difficult for you to navigate (with or without assistive technology) please let us know and we will do everything we can to make it right for you.

If you have any suggestions, questions or complaints regarding the accessibility for disabled colleagues of our design, navigation or content please contact us .

 

Website Accessibility

This website conforms to Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This means that all Priority 2 checkpoints are satisfied.

Font size

The font used in this website is the sans-serif font, which the WAI recommend for reading on computer screens.

Font size can be adjusted using your browser menu bar, or your mouse-wheel. There are 5 pre-set font sizes to choose from.

To change font size using your mouse wheel:

  1. Click and hold a CTRL key with one hand.
  2. Move you mouse wheel up (to increase) or down (to decrease) text size.
  3. Let go of the CTRL key.

To change Font size using your browser:

Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)
Select Text Size from the View menu and change the text size as required to 'larger' or 'largest'.

Netscape 7 (PC)
Select Text Zoom from the View menu and change the text size as required to 'smaller', 'larger' or a percentage value. Alternatively hold down the CTRL key and the - key to make text smaller or CTRL and + key to make the text bigger.

Netscape 6 (PC)
Select Text Size from the View menu and change the text size as required to 'smaller', 'larger' or a percentage value. Alternatively hold down the CTRL key and the - key to make text smaller or CTRL and + key to make the text bigger.

Mozilla / Firefox (PC)
Select Increase Text Size or Decrease Text Size from the View menu. Alternatively hold down the CTRL key and + key or hold down the CTRL key and - key.

Background colour

The background colour is a high contrast to the text and can be changed by the user using their browser settings.

Alternative ways to read PDF files

This website uses a PDF format to display various documents. If you are not able to use Adobe Acrobat Reader you can use the online tool which converts PDF files to a format which can be used with screen-reading programs.

To use Adobe's online tool:

  1. Find the URL of the PDF you want to convert, and copy the URL into your clipboard (right click on the hyperlink to the PDF, select "properties" and then copy the URL).
  2. Go to Adobe's online tool
  3. paste the URL into the form field.
  4. Follow the instructions onscreen (output in "text" format for best results)

Read more about Adobe Reader and accessibility on the Adobe website

More Help

My Web, My Way (A BBC site on making the web easier to use)