Website accessibility

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to as many people as possible – regardless of their ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.

Changing the text size or colours of websites

Almost all modern browsers let you change the way web pages are displayed. If you need to change the text size or colour, or the colour of the background, the BBC have a very good ‘How to guides’ for making the web
easier to use
.

Images

All content images with the exception of slideshows used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include null ALT attributes. An ALT attribute is the text you see when you hover your mouse pointer over an image or the text that is displayed when images are turned off in your browser.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still
readable.

Access keys

We do not use access keys on our site as these can override screen readers shortcuts.

Plain English

The language used on the site will, where possible, be concise, easy to understand and free from jargon, abbreviations and technical terms.

Apple Users

Mac

Mac users can use the ‘Universal access’ tool situated in the ‘System Preferences’ section. In here
you will find a number of features including a ‘Voice Over’ tool that will read out loud what is on the screen.

iPhone, iPod and iPad

You can access ‘Voice Over’ tools and change text size or screen zooming options.
To set these features go to the ‘Settings’ button then the ‘General’  option and finally the ‘Accessibility’
menu.

For more information please visit : www.apple.com/accessibility/voiceover

Windows Users

Dependant on your version of Windows you can make this website more accessible .

Please visit: www.microsoft.com/enable for more information.