Accessibility

Our web content can be viewed on a range of different screen sizes and the size of text can be changed to suit different people.

Text and Background Contrast


You can change our pages to have a higher contrast background by using the links below. How do I change the text size and screen resolution?

Depending on which web browser you are using, this can be done in the following ways :
  • Internet Explorer : select View > Text size or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one 
  • Mozilla Firefox : select View > Text size or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
  • Opera : select View > Zoom or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
  • Safari : select View > Make text bigger or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one 
Alternatively you can change the resolution of your computer screen to make the entire screen display bigger or smaller. Depending on which sort of computer you are using, this can be done in the following ways:
  • Microsoft Windows Computer : select Start > Control Panel > Display > Settings
  • Apple Macintosh Computer : select System Preferences > Displays > Resolution
How do I change the colours?

You can use your web browser options to choose your own colours. Depending on which web browser you are using, this can be done in the following ways :
  • Internet Explorer : select Tools > Internet Options > General > Colors
  • Mozilla Firefox : select Tools > Options > Content > Colors
  • Opera : select Tools > Preferences > Fonts and Page Style
  • Safari : select Safari > Preferences > Appearance
Images : Alternative (ALT) text

We ensure that all images on our site have brief alternative text which describes its content, function or significance.

Access Keys

We use access keys with this website. These provide a keyboard shortcut for users wanting to go directly to different sections of the site and help those who do not use a mouse.

Our access keys are :

0 - Accessibility
1 - Home page
3 - Site map
8 - Privacy

How to use access keys

Access keys work slightly differently depending on which web browser / computer you are using. If you are using a PC, press 'alt' and the access key character at the same time. Then press 'enter' to go to the webpage. If you a re using a MAC press 'control' and the access key character at the same time.

Links

Text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.
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