Accessibility

This website is intended to be accessible to as many people as possible. If you have problems using any part of this site we’ll be very glad to help, so please get in touch with us.

For excellent, practical accessibility help, the BBC My Web My Way website has guides that can help you make the most of the internet whatever your ability or disability. It can show you how to magnify your screen, change fonts, set your computer to read aloud, and many other useful tips.

Another good resource for making your computer more accessible and easy to use is AbilityNet’s website. They have a range of tips and suggestions relating to accessibility issues.

If you want to report an accessibility problem with any other website, Fix the Web lets you enlist the help of a volunteer to take it up with the website owner.

Web Standards

This website has been designed in line with the Web Content Access Guidelines 2.0, aiming to meet Level A success criteria. A central aspect of the accessibility guidelines is compliance with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) web standards. This site is written in valid XHTML and CSS.

This standards-compliance makes it easier for assistive technologies, such as screen readers, to interpret the content of the site.