Accessibility

This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible to people with disabilities and also to be compatible with types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including text-only browsers and screen-readers.

Navigating the website - To navigate through this website, please use the menu at the top of the page.

Increasing text size

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings.

  • If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.
  • If you use Firefox, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Increase Ctrl + +, Decrease Ctrl + - or Normal Ctrl + 0.
  • If you use Opera, go to the Tools menu, select Preferences then click on the Web pages tab. Select the normal font button. A dialogue box appears and provides options to increase/decrease font size, font type, weight and style.
  • If you use Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.

Accessible PDF

We recommend that users download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to view Adobe PDF files. Please note some of our older archived Adobe PDF files may not be completely accessible when using screen readers, as PDF files are only accessible when they have specifically been made to be so. Adobe Acrobat 6.0 software provides a number of capabilities that improve access for disabled users. Including the following:

  • Read Adobe PDF files aloud using standard operating system text-to-speech functionality
  • Give greater control when using screen readers
  • Evaluate the accessibility of an Adobe PDF file
  • Create accessible Adobe PDF documents and forms quickly
  • Reduce the size of tagged Adobe PDF files for faster download times
  • Adobe Acrobat 5.0 software also provides improved access for disabled users:
  • Converts new and existing PDF files to tagged Adobe PDF files with the optional Make Accessible plug-in
  • Includes tools to help troubleshoot and optimise Adobe PDF files for accessibility, including the accessibility checker, the Tags palette, and more
  • Provides usability enhancements, including enhanced keyboard shortcuts, support for high-contrast viewing, and the ability to zoom in and reflow text on the screen

For further information about Adobe's PDF accessibility, please visit: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/acrobat/http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/acrobat/

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