Accessibility statement

We have tried to make this website easy to use for everyone and as accessible as possible, regardless of circumstance or ability.

We are committed to ensuring everyone can access our website. This includes people with sight problems, hearing, mobility and cognitive impairments as well as users with dial-up, older browsers or newer technologies such as smartphones and tablets.

The site has been designed to meet the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) standards. You can read more about these standards at the W3C website.  We have endeavoured to achieve the AA standard of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Image Alt text and accessibility

Where an image is purely decorative we don't add Alt text as this is superfluous information, and extra 'noise' that someone using a screenreader will have to get through before reaching the essential information on a page. 

PDF files

Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files.  Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. Later versions of this software provide a number of features that improve access for users.

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You should contact us if you have trouble using this website - this will help us to make improvements.