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This website uses relative font sizes to enable you to specify your desired 'text size' in visual browsers.

We want our website to be as accessible as possible. To make it easy to view, we've designed our pages to conform at a minimum to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

The guidelines defined by the WAI also form the basis of the standard required by the Royal National Institute for the Blind and their "See it right" campaign.

We aim to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission. This Act states unambiguously that private and public sector websites must be accessible.

This website has also been developed to meet the requirements of the Quality Framework for UK Government Website Design as published by The Office of the e-Envoy.

Please contact us if you wish to give us feedback so we can continue to improve the accessibility of this website.

Accessibility features:

  • Links are written to make sense when read out of context.
  • All images used in this site have appropriate text equivalents.
  • This site uses relative font sizes to enable the user to specify "text size" in visual browsers.
  • All forms follow a logical Tab sequence.
  • Labels are associated with fields in HTML forms.
  • A site map has been included to provide information about the general layout of the site.

Accessibility references:

Web Browsers:

Assistive Technology:

  • JAWS: screen reader
  • Lynx: text web browser