We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website.
We aim to meet Double-A standard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for disabled people.
We have made every effort to ensure this web site is easily readable using 'Plain English'. All our content authors have attended training to present content in an easy to read format.
Change text size, colours and fonts
You can change the text size, colours and fonts of our website to suit your needs. Changes can be saved for your future visits. In order to remember your preferences as you navigate through the site, a cookie will be set.
Listen to and translate our website
We have added Browsealoud to our website - making our content more accessible with reading and translation support.
How does Browsealoud help?
Use the listen and translate link that appears in the top right hand corner of your screen to launch the support toolbar. Browsealoud offers a host of reading and translation support to help you to access and understand our website better.
- text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
- translation: written and spoken translations in multiple languages
- text magnification: enlarges text and reads it out loud
- mp3 generation: converts selected text into an MP3 audio file
- screen mask: blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask
- web page simplifier: removes clutter from the screen, displaying only the main text
- settings: customise options to suit individual needs or preferences
All the features are accessed from an easy-to-use, floating toolbar - allowing you to drag and drop it anywhere on screen.
The language translation features provided by Browsealoud are machine automated. Should translation alter the intended meaning of the original wording, the original wording and meaning will prevail.
The video below explains more about Browsealoud.
We are always looking at ways to improve accessibility on our website. If you've experienced any accessibility problems whilst using this site, we would welcome your comments and feedback.