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    Website Accessibility

    Our commitment to accessibility

    We want to make sure our website is accessible to everyone - that's why we're working towards meeting our dutues with Priority 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the Equality Act.

    We're continually improving our website to meet these guidelines ad legislation and below are set out the parameters we've kept at the front of our minds whilst producing the site.

    If you find an element of our site which you have been unable to interact with easily or feel its full services are not available to you, please contact us and we will immediately look to put this right.

    Page design

    We design our pages to be viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

    Page structure

    We use header elements to structure the pages and make the information clear.

    Style sheets

    We use style sheets to keep font sizes consistent, with the exception of graphical text.


    At the time of launch this website will accommodate and operate successfully in all contemporary browsers, and by using all recommended modern web standards we hope to minimise any negative effects that future brower or version releases may cause.


    We use 'Alt' tags on our images that describe what the image is if you can't see it.


    To enhance user experience, this site utilises JavaScript. If you have disabled JavaScript, or your browser software does not fully support it, the site remains fully operable. Non-JavaScript versions are provided for all our site tools.


    We avoid using colour exclusively to display information.

    Site map

    We provide a site map so that you can easily see the structure of the website and how it fits together.

    Downloading PDF documents

    You can read PDF documents with a screen reader: with a screen reader, visit the Access Adobe website.

    Or you can use Adobe's online conversion tool for pdfs.

    Optimising your set up for your needs

    AbilityNet's My Computer My Way site offers a guide to making your PC accessible. It offers help with seeing the screen, using your keyboard and mouse, and with language and reading.

    More help and advice on website accessibility

    Click here to see the BBC guide to My Web My Way.