Accessibility statement

We are aware that many of our users have varying needs or a disability, which may affect how they may view and access the web.

To this end we have built this site to conform to the latest W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as part of their Web Accessibility Initiative.

Whilst we appreciate that it is not possible to create a site that is accessible to absolutely everyone, our website has been designed to be accessible and usable to as many people as possible.

To increase the text size

  • In Internet Explorer, go to the View menu and select Text Size
  • In Mozilla Firefox, go to the View menu and select Text Size
  • In Opera, go to the File menu, select Preferences then Fonts and then change Minimum font size (pixels)
  • In Safari, go to the View menu and select Make Text Bigger or press the Apple Key and then the plus key

For even more tips on making your browsing experience easier, take a look at the BBC My Web My Way website which explains how to set up your computer to make the web more accessible.

Browser compatibility

This website is regularly tested on the most popular browsers and operating systems.

Access Keys

Access keys have been included on this site to aid navigation. All pages on the site use the following access keys:

  • 1 - Skip to home page
  • 2 - Skip to content
  • 3 - Skip to main navigation
  • 4 - Skip to left page navigation
  • 5 - Skip to right page navigation
  • 6 - Site map
  • 0 - Accessibility

To initiate these access keys in the Windows Operating system you can usually press ALT+ access key + ENTER. On a Macintosh it is usually CONTROL + access key.

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