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Accessibility Help

Website Access
We have made every effort to ensure that this website is accessible to everyone.
We will be continually working to improve the accessibility and usability of the website, but if you have any suggestions or are experiencing any difficulties downloading files or accessing a particular page please contact us.

All text is legible and readable with good size and contrast. Colours and fonts have been selected to aid legibility for as wide a group of people as possible.

Links are clearly identified as large buttons or underlined. As far as possible we try not to differentiate links by colour alone.

Appropriate alternative text is provided to give concise but accurate descriptions of what our images look like.

Social Media
Twitter does not feature many accessibility options and can be difficult to use. If you are having problems viewing our tweets on the main Twitter site, we recommend you use: easychirp.com. This is a Twitter application designed to be a web accessible alternative to the Twitter main website and is designed to be optimised for disabled users. It also works with keyboard-only, older browsers (like Internet Explorer 6), lowband internet connections and without Javascript. Alternatively you can use the Twitter help centre for assistance: support.twitter.com.

Facebook’s main site includes various accessibility options such as support for screen readers, zooming tools, alternative keyboards and WAI-ARIA landmarks. Some users find that the mobile version of Facebook works better with assistive technology: m.facebook.com. You can also use the Facebook Help Centre for further assistance: facebook.com/help.

We have kept the navigation of the site simple and the language easy-to-understand and free of jargon and acronyms.
We’ve simplified information, and avoided unnecessarily complex language, jargon and acronyms.
The interface is order in such a way that information should be easy to navigate to from anywhere within the site.

Keyboard Access
You can use the Tab key to cycle between selectable things, and the Enter key to select them. Our pages are structured logically, so when tabbing between elements, the results are predictable.

This website is compatible with all modern browsers. However, if you are using an older browser, you may see inconsistencies in the presentation of pages. It may help you to download a newer version of a browser.

The following are available to download for free:

Mozilla Firefox    Google Chrome      Safari      Internet Explorer      Opera