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We are dedicated to meeting accessibility requirements

Page structure and style

This site is built with valid XHTML. Our content is properly structured, using headings and paragraphs. It uses valid CSS for layout. A high contrast stylesheet is available. The site is also usable with stylesheets disabled if you prefer, or with your own stylesheet.

Text size

Text can easily be resized if required. (The way we have specified text size means that even Internet Explorer will allow text size adjustments to our site.)

Usually, the ‘View’ menu of your browser will contain commands for changing text size. Some browsers allow you to change text size using the control (or command) key and the + and – keys (or the mouse wheel if you have one).

We have also provided an alternative layout, accessible by the ‘high-contrast layout’ link at the top of each page. You may find this easier to use than the standard layout. You can also use your browser settings to alter the font sizes and page colours, on this and other websites.

Other accessibility issues

We are dedicated to meeting accessibility requirements in the following areas:


Our website does not include frames (i.e., separate sections of the display area that are generated from different webpages).


Our website provides equivalent text for images that convey information.


Our website does not use multimedia (i.e., presentations that include components such as video, animation, and sound).


Our website does not rely on color to convey information.

PDF (Portable Document Format)

Some material on our website is provided in PDF Format, and can be accessed using software such as Adobe Reader, available from

For disability access, PDF files may be converted to accessible web pages using Adobe’s online conversion tools You will need the URL of the file in question. This will be in the format followed by the name of the file (which is used in its link).

The Adobe Acrobat Accessibility site has more information.

Scripts, applets and plug-ins

Our website does not use applets (i.e., programs designed to be executed from within another program) or plug-ins (i.e., programs that add features to a standard browser), and the use of javascript has been strictly limited.

More information

AbilityNet has more information on their website at