Accessibility Options

This has been designed so that it is accessible to all users, irrespective of browser type, speed of connection or physical ability.

If you have any problems with our website, please contact us and tell us about the problem and what you experience.

Text Size

You can adjust the size of type by choosing one of the 'A's by the words Text Size at the top of the page.

Colour Blindness

The website has been designed using tonal stripes which will enable people with visual impairments such as colour blindness, to read the site with comparative ease.


We have added many of our documents in Adobe PDF format. If your browser will not open Portable Document Format (PDF files), Word documents, or Excel spreadsheets, which we use on some of its webpages, please refer to the Plug-ins and Players link below.

This website is made using stylesheets. If you suffer from a visual impairment these may not be best for you. Your browser has settings that allow you to choose your own stylesheet.


Accesskeys are keyboard shortcuts which allow users to navigate around the website without having to use a mouse or similar device.

To use these accesskey shortcuts, Windows users should press the "alt" key together with the relevant number below, then "enter".

Macintosh users should press the "Ctrl" key together with the accesskey, then "enter".

This website uses the recommended UK Government accesskeys where they are relevant :

  • 1 Homepage
  • 2 Sitemap
  • 3 Contact us
  • 4 Accesskey details

Note that accesskeys will not work on older browsers which do not support the W3C HTML 4.0 standards.

Plug-ins and Players

Some pages on this site include links to other file types. To view these files the appropriate reader software must be available on your computer.

To open and read Portable Document Format (.pdf) files, a Reader can be downloaded, free of charge, from the Adobe website: