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We aim to ensure that our website is accessible and usable to as many people as possible. It is has been designed to conform with Level AA of the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, the minimum standard required by the UK Government.

If you have trouble using the website, please let us know using our contact us page.

Browser Tips

This site will work in all major web browsers. Most browsers (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) allow you to set the size and colour of text and the background colours of web pages within the 'internet options' section. You can also choose the colours for links.

Make sure you running an up to date version of your browser. This will make your computer more secure, and ensure websites work properly for you.

Using Screen magnification

If you change the settings and find that this does not enlarge the text enough, then you may want to consider screen magnification software. Screen magnification can magnify up to 16 times. 

Using a mouse with a scrolling wheel

  • To enlarge text, hold down the Control key while rotating the mouse wheel towards you.
  • To reduce text size hold down Control and spin the wheel away from you. This will either step you through a range of text sizes or zoom the whole page in/out.

Please note - if you use Internet Explorer 6, this trick may not work with some external websites.

Viewing the full screen

To view the full screen and remove some of the browser's navigation bars,

  • press F11 once.
  • press it again to return the navigation bar Access keys

PDF documents

Most documents on this site are available as PDFs (Portable Document Format). To read these you will need a PDF file reader installed, such as Adobe Reader. You can find out more about the accessibility features of Adobe Reader on their website.

Further help and resources

The following websites provide a wealth of help and information on using our website and tools to assist you

AbilityNet - My Computer My Way
BBC - My Web My Way

Alternative Languages

This website is written in English but it can viewed in other languages using google chromes translate feature. Download chrome and follow Google's guidance for alternative languages.


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