Accessibility

Information about ways to make this website easier to use even if you are new to using the Internet.

This page has advice on how you can:

  • change the font size on this website
  • use other ways to look around this website
  • find links to more information to make this website easier to use

We make every effort to make sure our website is easy to use. It doesn't matter which web browser you use.

However, some parts of the website - supplied by third parties - are outside of our control.

There are many ways you can make this website more accessible. You can use:

  • the Tools, Options or View menu on your browser to change the font size
  • screen reading software to find information if you are blind or visually impaired
  • the tab key on your keyboard to move around the website from link to link. (Or hold shift and tab to go backwards).

We have also made sure that:

  • our menus all look the same to make it easy for you to find your way around
  • all images have alternative text (alt text) to describe the image
  • we use plain English

Website standards

This website follows the advice for UK government websites. It supports the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. This is to make sure that web standards are met now and are also met in the future.

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Website review

This website has been awarded a Plain English Crystal Mark.

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