We are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible and inclusive to all users. It is our intention that this website follows the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiatives (WAI) Guidelines. The site complies with the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) guidelines.

Text size

The text size used throughout the site is easily increased or decreased using the Text Size: AA option at the top of each page.

This website is speech-enabled

This website is now speech-enabled, which means that you can download free software onto your personal computer and have the site read aloud to you. Please view further information at


This website can be changed to a number of different languages using the Google translate tool. Use the drop down option below to choose your preferred language. Or set your browser to your prefered language. View the help section in your browser for more details.

Changing colours

Changing the site's background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site by selecting your colour preference at the top of each page.

For greater control over your browser set-up it is possible to define your own settings. For more instructions please choose your operating system below.

Viewing PDFs (Portable Document Format)

Most of the documents on our website are in PDF format which means they can only be viewed using Adobe Reader. This software is available free of charge from the Adobe Website. All PDF documents on this site will open in a new web browser window. After viewing or printing the document, you can close the new web browser window by using the close button at the top right hand corner.

Adobe also offers other useful resources and tools to aid the accessibility of PDFs. These can be accessed via the Access Adobe website, and include a text-only Adobe Reader download page and an online conversion tool for PDFs.

Listening to PDFs - Read Out Loud

From version 7, Adobe Reader comes with the ability to "read" the PDF content to you. This function, known as "Read Out Loud", can be accessed as follows:

With the PDF you want read to you opens in Adobe Reader 7, go to the "View" menu and select "Read Out Loud", and you will then have the option to "Read This Page Only" or "Read To End Of Document".

Receiving the information on this website in a different format?

Many of the documents and PDF files on this website can be obtained in another format.
Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.