Designed for accessibility

We have designed this site to be as accessible as possible for all users. You may wish to alter the way the website looks to help you access information. Step-by-step instructions are below. We have developed this site to be compliant with W3C Web Content Accessibility guidelines.

Changing the text sizes

You may want to change the text size in this website so the fonts display at a larger size. To change the font size please follow the instructions in your browser's help.

Navigating this website

This site has been designed for ease of use. The main navigation includes all the main sections of the website and runs down the left of each page. Clicking on any of these items will take you to a specific section of the website. This style of navigation is consistent throughout the site.

Access keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that replace the need to use the mouse for navigation. In Internet Explorer on Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on a Mac, you can press Control + an access key. Then press Enter to activate the link.

The following access keys are available:

Home (h)
Accessibility (a)
Privacy Policy (p)
Terms & Conditions (t)
Site Map (s)

Please note: Your browser may or may not support access keys.

Images and alt tags

All images used on the site include 'Alt' tags descriptive text alternatives. This allows users to see what the image is meant to convey even if it doesn't load, or if images have been switched off or if using a screen reader to read the web page rather than view.


This site has been thoroughly tested on the Lynx text browser which diplays all content as text and also uses the keyboard for navigation.

Useful Links - The BBC's website on accessibility has lots of information for getting the most out of your OS's accessible features and also has information about useful 3rd party software.


We have gone to great lengths to ensure that this website offers a good experience to all users. If you have any suggestions for improvements or are having difficulty with any aspects of this site, please email us at

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(Note: you may remove the cookies at any time with your browser settings, but if you choose to do so this service may not function properly and you should discontinue your use of it.)