We are committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to everyone regardless of disability, capability or technology.
This page states our intention that our website is usable and accessible to all users and details some of the measures taken.
This website's objective are to conform to the Guidelines for UK government websites, which support the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
If you experience problems accessing any of the information on our site, please contact us and we will try our best to fix the problem or provide the information in an alternative format.
This section lists the Access keys used throughout this website and are intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse or who prefer to use keyboard shortcuts.
This website uses the UK government access key system and the following information details each of the keyboard shortcut commands available.
- H - Home page
- 7 - Text Only
- 8 - Contact us
- 9 - Site map
- 0 - Accessibility Statement (this page)
Other pages are accessible by using the first letter of the link
All images where necessary on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which where appropriate identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.
There is a hidden banner at the top of every page that can be accessed by clicking "Accessibility Options" at the top right of the page, it contains a variety of links and options designed to help users erad and navigate the site with ease:
Adjust Text Size
The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet.
This means that users can easily change the text size by clicking the different size letter "A"'s
There are 4 different colour scheme options, designed to make the web page easy to read for as many people as possible, click the different boxes to show the different versions.
Shortcuts & Links
To improve usability for people, the banner also provides a series of links to navigate the site from the banner
For returning users, your choice of text size and colour scheme is recorded on your computer, this means that every time you visit the site it will automatiucally show your last chosen options.
To return to the standard options, please click the lef most links under "Adjust Text Size" and "Colour Scheme"