Accessibility

We are constantly working to make our website as accessible and usable as possible for every user, including those with disabilities.

We have made the content easy to read and find and have written the content in plain English.

Accessibility toolbar

Browsealoud Icon
Browsealoud Toolbar

We use Browsealoud to help users with differing needs to access our website.

If you click on the speaker icon on the top right hand corner of our website you can:

  • Start reading the page out load
  • Read selected text
  • Enlarge text and read aloud
  • Remove clutter from the screen
  • Block distractions on screen with a tinted mask
  • Convert text to MP3
  • Get written and spoken translations in multiple languages
  • Customise options for your needs.

Increase the font size

If you need to increase the size of the text on the screen your internet browser can do that for you.

  • Simply hold down the Ctrl button and click the plus sign (+) to increase and the minus sign (-) to decrease.

The BBC have lots of other advice for making the web easier to use (external link).

Standards

To make sure that we meet the highest standards of access, we actively test and modify our pages to meet the required government level of accessibility, tested against the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) recommendations as published by the World Wide Web Consortium (external link).

Occasionally, where we have to use external third party applications, those pages may not pass all accessibility checks.

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Contact us

If you or someone you know is experiencing problems accessing our website, or if you have any comments on its accessibility, please contact the web team and we will do our very best to help.

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