This website uses the UK government access keys system. To navigate using your keyboard, please hold down your 'Alt' key (Windows) or 'Ctrl' Key (Apple Machintosh) and press the relevant key from the following list. If you are using an Internet Explorer browser, you will then need to press 'Enter'.
Depending on your browser type use one of the following:
A. With Windows-based systems, in general, press the "Alt" key and the relevant access key:
- if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4 then press "Alt" and the relevant number/letter at the same time
- if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or 6 then press "Alt" and the relevant number/letter, then press the "Enter" key
- if you are using Netscape version 6 or later, or Mozilla, then press "Alt" and the relevant number/letter at the same time
B. With Macintosh-based systems, press the "Ctrl" key and the relevant access key
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 Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.
- If you use Firefox, go to the View Menu and choose 'Text Size' then choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.
- If you use Safari (Mac), go to the View Menu and choose 'Make Text Bigger' until the text is the size you require.
- If you use 'Opera', go to the View Menu and choose 'Zoom' until the text is the size you require.
All external links on this website open in a new browser window (indicated by 'tool tip' text).
Documents on this website are provided in a variety of formats. The most common are Adobe Acrobat PDF ( PDF), Microsoft Word ( MS Word) and Rich Text Format ( RTF). Most computers already have the software to open these document formats.
To download any documents on our website: Click the right-mouse button over the relevant links and choose ' Save Target As...' , you'll then be able to save the document in the appropriate place on your computer and view offline at your leisure.
Software to open documents:
Adobe Acrobat support
PDF file standards have improved over the years and have become more accessible through technologies like screen readers, navigation through the keyboard and enhanced screen viewing (the Adobe site provides information on how best to use these features). You may come across earlier versions of PDF files which are not so accessible.
If you use screen reader software (for example an audio-enabled web browser) which is not compatible with Adobe Reader, Adobe provide a free online tool which converts the content of PDF files to a format which can be understood by most screen reader applications.
You can configure your web browser to open PDF files either within the browser window or in a separate Adobe Acrobat window. There are detailed instructions on the Acrobat website on how to do so for different browsers
We also endeavour to ensure that the size of "downloadable" documents, such as Word and Adobe Acrobat PDFs, are no more than 500kb. Documents over this size are clearly indicated.
All images on this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include null ALT attributes.
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- the URL(s) (web-address) of the page(s) that you are having difficulties with
- the nature of your disability
- a description of the problem area
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