We've designed this site to be easy to use and accessible for everyone, regardless of impairments or means of access. On this page, you'll find some information to help you use the site in a way which suits your needs.
With accessibility in mind, we are working to ensure the site conforms to the W3C Web Accessibility Initiatives Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, (Priority 2).
We welcome feedback from our users.
Although this site should be fully
accessible from any web browser or device, only browsers that support
modern web standards will receive a fully styled version.
To gain the full benefit of this and other websites, we recommend you use the latest version of your preferred browser, as this is more likely to be standards-compliant. You can choose from one of the following:
Mozilla Firefox (for Windows, Mac Linux)
Opera (for Windows, Mac or Linux)
Internet Explorer (for Windows)
Safari and Opera (for Mac)
If you require larger or smaller text sizes you can alter the text size on your browser. You'll find information on how to alter the text sizes in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Opera and Safari browsers on the W3C website.
Access keys are a navigation device to help you to get around this website using your keyboard.
This site uses a set up that closely matches most international recommendations on access keys. These are
1 — Home Page
2 — Skip to content
3 — Site Map
4 — Search field focus
5 — Advanced Search
6 — Site navigation tree
9 — Contact information
0 — Access key details
Depending on your browser, you'll use access keys in different ways.
Internet Explorer 5+ (Windows): Hold down the Alt key, press the number or letter of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER.
Firefox, Mozilla and Netscape 7+ (Windows): Hold down the Alt key and press the number or letter of the access key.
Firefox, Mozilla and Netscape 7+ (Mac OS X): Hold down the Ctrl key and press the number or letter of the access key.
When the information on the website is given in a document
that you have to download or open in a new window, we tell you this.
In order for you to access pdf (portable document format) documents, you need Adobe software installed on your computer. Wherever we include a link to a pdf document on our pages, we also give a link to download the Adobe software you need. Download Adobe Reader for free.
Adobe also enables users who have difficulty using pdf documents to convert them to appear as a normal website pages. Visit Adobe's accessibility pages to find out more.
This site is designed to work with JAWS screen reader. You can obtain download of a time-limited free demo of the software for Windows.
If you require any further information about using this site, including translation of information into another language, use our contact form to get in touch.