Help using this site
Getting around the site
The site has been designed to make it easy to find what you're
looking for. Use the main menu on the left to select an area of the
site and the drop down menus to find sub-sections.
You can search the site using keywords and phrases - just type
them into the search box on the top left of the screen.
If you prefer to not use a mouse you can use the 'Tab' key on
your keyboard to cycle forward through the links (press the 'Shift'
and 'Tab' keys together to cycle back through the links). Press the
enter key to follow a link.
You can also use access keys to navigate the site. To find out how to use access keys with this site click here.
Above the heading on each page there are breadcrumb links. These
links indicate the position of the current page within a site's
hierarchy regardless of the path taken to arrive there. These links
can be used to navigate back to the home page or sub-section index
You can also use the menus across the top of the page
and, where available, left-hand side of the page to
browse around the site.
Changing the background and text colour
Click on the 'tools' menu, then 'internet options' menu, then
the 'accessibility' button (in the 'general' tab).
Tick 'ignore colours specified on web pages', then click
Click 'colors', then untick 'use windows colors'.
Select the text and background colours you want, then click
'OK', and 'OK' again to close the options screen.
Changing the font size
In Internet Explorer:
Click 'view' menu, then click on 'text size' and select the text
size you would like.
Alternatively, you can change the font size quickly and
easily using the 'A' icons to the right of the search box at the
top of this page.
Changing the font style
In Internet explorer:
Click the 'tools' menu, then 'internet options', then the
'accessibility button' (in the 'general' tab).
Tick 'ignore font styles specified on web pages', then click
Click 'fonts', select the font you want to use and click 'OK',
then 'OK' again to close the options screen.
This website has been built to meet Web Accessibility Initiative
(WAI) Content Accessibility Guidelines set by the World Wide Web
Consortium (W3C) and we aim, wherever possible, to ensure we
conform to 'Triple-A' standards.
Accessible design means making sure that your site can be used
by the widest group of people possible. As well as being a sensible
objective, since 1999 and the Disability Discrimination Act it's a
Adobe Acrobat Documents (PDF files)
The site contains some Adobe Acrobat or PDF (Portable
Document Format) documents. To view these documents you will need a
recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it you
can the download Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website free of
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