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Accessibility statement

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. 

Readability

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 Recite Me to our website to help make our content more accessible with reading and translation support.

How does Recite Me help?

Simple and intuitive to use, 'Recite Me' includes audio playback functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary and a translation tool with over 100 languages. It even has the ability to change the entire colour scheme, font size and style – with a bottom-heavy font for anyone with dyslexia.

We've made sure it’s very simple to use. You don’t have to download or install anything. It also works whether you're on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

To access Recite Me, all you need to do is select the link on our website that says ‘Listen and translate' which will load the toolbar at the top of your screen.

Need support?

The video below explains more about Recite Me.

 

There is also a Recite Me user guide available if you would prefer.

Contact

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.