We have tried to make the site as accessible as possible for all visitors. We have carried out user and browser testing, including accessibility testing with blind and visually impaired users.

Accessibility Standards

Our goal for the website is that all pages should meet the Priority 2 (Level AA) checkpoints of the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

A limited number of pages, such as those displaying maps provided by Google, do rely on JavaScript and will not be accessible to users of certain assistive technologies or users who have turned off JavaScript in their browsers.

We will continue to try to improve the accessibility of the website, and your feedback is important to us for this.

Recite Me

The Recite Me toolbar contains a number of functions which allow you to customise this website in a way to make it more accessible to you.

It contains a translation tool with over 100 languages, text to speech, dyslexia software, the ability to change the size and colour scheme of the site and an interactive dictionary. You can read about the features in full on the Recite Me website.

To launch the Recite Me reader click on the blue icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.


This website has been tested on Internet Explorer 8 and above, Safari, Firefox and Chrome.

The site does not work correctly with Internet Explorer 6 or 7 as these browsers to do not support responsive code - please make sure your IE browser is upgraded to version 8 or above.

PDF and Accessibility

Visually impaired users may have trouble reading PDF files with screen reader software. To overcome this you can go to the Access Adobe website and use their online conversion tools for Adobe PDF Documents.

Access keys

Access keys are shortcuts to provide quick and easy access to common pages without the need for a mouse. These have been included to assist visitors with disabilities to easily navigate around the website.

How to use access keys

PC/Windows: press ''alt + access key number'' to highlight the link, then ''enter'' to go to the corresponding page.

Macintosh: press ''control + access key number'' to highlight the link, then ''return'' to go to the corresponding page.

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