It is important to us that our site is accessible for you and everyone. 

We have followed the guidelines set down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) to ensure that, for example, the HTML code used facilitates the use of speech-output and other assistive technology.

We have used resizable text and contrasting colours, provided alternative text for all images where appropriate and we have structured the pages to make them easily readable. We have also tried to ensure that, in the construction of our website, we have allowed and catered for the various 'personal customisation choices' that can be achieved through the use of modern browser technology.

We hope that, throughout the website, you will find a consistent style and structure that will help with both site navigation and web page readability.

Report accessibility problems

While we don't profess to have got everything right, we are willing and keen to listen to the views of anyone who, because of a specific disability issue, has problems accessing information. If you encounter any problems regarding accessibility issues, please let us know by contacting our webmaster.

Increasing the text size in your browser

The most popular browser is Internet Explorer. Below you will find a step-by-step guide to enlarging the text in your internet browser. This guide was written using Internet Explorer but you may find that the guide works for some previous versions of these web browsers. 

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Choose the drop down menu at the top of the window of the marked View. A list of options will appear in the drop down menu, choose text size.
  3. Next another drop down menu should appear with options including small, medium, large, largest. 
  4. Select largest 
  5. The text in your browser window should now appear larger. If this is still too small for you then it may be that you need to look at other ways of enlarging the text on your screen, such as Screen Magnification software 

If you have any further questions about access and your use of the site, please contact our webmaster. 

The RNIB campaign for good web design contains useful information for web users and designers 

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