To view our website in another language please open the "accessibility" tab at the bottom of this page.
Web page reader
Free text to speech software is available online that reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. Reading large amounts of text on screen can be difficult for those with literacy and visual impairments.
It can make using the internet easier and offers a practical website access service to a range of people who may:-
•have reading or literacy difficulties
•not be fluent in English as it is not their first language
•have mild visual impairment
•just find it easier to listen, rather than read
All you need to do to install this free software is click here and follow the simple step-by-step guide.
Changing text size
Please use the 'Change zoom level' option at the bottom right of your browser to zoom into a web page. You can set this to the level which gives you an easy viewing experience. The standard setting is 100%.
Navigation Assistance: keyboard or mouse?
If you have restricted mobility or wish to avoid repetitive strain injury, you may find it useful to use your keyboard instead of your mouse to navigate our website. By using 'Tab' and 'Enter' on your keyboard, it is possible to navigate and access all areas of our website. The 'Tab' key allows you to move and browse amongst the menus and links displayed on each page, and pressing Enter will activate your request for a particular menu or link. The arrow keys on the keyboard will enable you to move up or down the page or from left to right.
Useful tips for accessing information
Throughout our website we use PDF (Portable Document Format) documents which are accessed by clicking on appropriate document links. To view a PDF document, you may need to download the latest version of Acrobat Reader first. This is a free software package and is available by visiting the Adobe website.