Accessibility

We are committed to providing a website that's accessible to our users.

We've put together some guidelines on making sure your settings are set up in the best way to use our website.

Your web browser

Using an up-to-date browser means you'll be able to access all their accessibility features - you'll have many more options to help you as you look around our website.

The standard browsers we recommend are listed below:

    Firefox

    Chrome

    Safari (Mac only)

    Edge

    Internet Explorer

Once installed, each will bring its own selection of accessibility options and may allow further options via the use of 'plug-ins'. For more details see each browser's accessibility page:

Changing your font size

Depending on your browser, you can override all fonts on the site to one that is easier for you to read. You can find the guides here:

Changing your zoom

You can turn on the browser zoom with these keyboard shortcuts:

Other options in your browser

Most modern browsers all share the most common accessibility tools – here’s a list of useful features:

Incremental search

Incremental search allows you to search a web page for a particular word or phrase on a page. To enable this on your browser, press and hold ALT and then tap F. This will open a box to type your search into. As you type, the matches will be highlighted on the page for you.

Spatial navigation

Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the SHIFT key and then pressing tab will take you to the previous item.  

Caret navigation (Internet Explorer and Firefox only)

Instead of using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you can use standard navigation keys on your keyboard: Home, End, Page Up, Page Down & the arrow keys. This feature is named after the caret, or cursor, that appears when you edit a document.

To turn this feature on, press the F7 key at the top of your keyboard and choose whether to enable the caret on the tab you are viewing or all your tabs.

Space bar

Pressing the space bar on a web page will move the page you are viewing down to the next visible part of the page.

Using screen readers

You can use screen readers with this website.

Microsoft Windows Narrator is available in most versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems and reads text on the screen aloud and describes events like error messages so you can use your PC without a display. Click here to find out more and how to enable it on your version.

More info

We use jargon-free, easy to understand English as much as possible 

Our website has been built to conform with most of the  level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1, using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and will display correctly in future browsers.

While we do everything we can with our resources, it's possible that some areas of the website will not be perfect. If you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.