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.

Listen to the website using the reachdeck toolbar

By using the Reachdeck icon which looks like this at  the top of the website you are able to:-

  • change text size
  • listen to the webpage as it is spoken
  • change the langues the website is displayed in.
  • listen to the webpage being spoken your chosen language
  • change the display of the website to be text only
  • download the page as an audio file and listen to the page as a different time

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.