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Accessibility help

We want our website to be accessible to everyone, regardless of technology or ability.

We've designed our site to be clear and easy to read, and are working to remove jargon and out-of-date information.

Skip to content

We have a "skip to content" tool (also know as "skip links"), which allows you to bypass the navigation links on a page and go straight to the main content. The "skip to content" button is shown at the top left corner when you click the Tab ↹ key on any page.

Responsive style

Our site has a responsive design, which means that content is reorganised according to the shape and size of your screen. This means that you won't have to scroll from side to side to see what is on a page if you are using a mobile phone or tablet, or if you zoom in or magnify your screen.

Accessibility guides

There are many free solutions and guides available to help you use our website.
The BBC "My web my way" site has a range of tips to help customise your computer to meet your needs:

Change text and background colours
How to change the settings to make things easier to see.

Change your fonts
How to change the font settings to make text easier to read.

Magnify your screen
How to turn on your computer's magnification features.

Make the mouse pointer easier to see
How to change the colour and size of the mouse pointer, or add trails to make it more visible.

Make your computer speak text aloud
How to turn on and customise text-to-speech features.

Make your keyboard easier to use
How to change the settings so that the keyboard is more accessible or can be used onscreen.

Make your mouse easier to use
How to change the settings to slow your mouse down, make the mouse left-handed and enlarge the mouse pointer.

Make your text larger
How to increase the text size and make it easier to see.

Use voice recognition
How to set up and customise the speech-recognition feature on your computer.

Use your keyboard to control the mouse
How to use the number keypad instead of a mouse.

The RNIB also have useful information about built in accessibility tools that are part of your computer or browser, and free assistive technology solutions including NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access), which is the most popular free screen reader.

We hope that these guides will help you to get the most out of using our website, but if you have any problems please contact us and let us know.


Last updated on 01 December 2016