We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. We actively work to ensure that this website is accessible and usable by everyone.

How to get the best experience from this website

Our website can be viewed on a range of screen sizes and devices, including desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. The size of text can be changed to suit different people. We have also included a search facility and site index to help people find information more easily. Furthermore, we use filters on selected pages to enable a better user experience and quicker access to the information you require.

Changing settings

Using your web browser, you can change the size of text on this website. You can also make other helpful changes in your browser, as well as within your computer generally.

To find out what else you can do, we recommend that you read 'Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customising Your Computer' from The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Contacting us

We are always looking for ways to help people get the best experience from this website. If there is information you think should be included on this page, or if you experience any problem accessing the site then please contact us.

Please note: for advice on what information to include when you contact us, we recommend you read 'Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites'.

Accessibility guidelines

Our aim is to ensure that all pages of this website conform to level A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible websites.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformity to these guidelines also makes websites more user friendly.

Web standards and technologies

This website has been built to conform to W3C standards for HTML and CSS. These technologies are relied upon throughout the site. The site is optimised for viewing and use in all popular web browsers.

If you're using an older browser, we recommend you upgrade to a newer browser not just for your enjoyment and ease of use of this website but also to minimise the security risks you face when browsing the rest of the web every day.

PDF files

We use PDF files for our published documents. To open and view PDF files, you can download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge.

Adobe also publishes information on accessing PDFs using screen readers.