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Ensuring an accessible website for all

We are committed to making our website and applications accessible to all of our users. Our website has been developed and is kept up to date in line with best practice coding conventions.

Our website is designed to be as easy to use as possible for users with disabilities. Users with a visual impairment can change the text size by adjusting the settings in their browser. Internet Explorer users can access this facility through the Page > Zoom menu. Other browsers such as Firefox and Safari support this feature by pressing Ctrl and the + or – keys. Please refer to your browser Help if this is not the case. Blind and visually impaired users can also make use of screen readers such as JAWS.

Using the keyboard

This website will also work effectively without a mouse. Pressing the ‘tab’ key on your keyboard will skip to the next link, and pressing the return key will select it for you.

Your arrow keys will help you scroll up or down the page. The backspace or back delete key, will move you to the previous page you visited.


Publications and press releases on this site appear in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe website, visually impaired users may also find the tools offered on the Adobe website useful.

As PDF documents may not be readily accessible to screen readers and may not be formatted for visually impaired users, the following tool can be used to convert PDF documents into plain text or html documents:

Adobe online PDF to html conversion

For further information about the Terms & Conditions of use of this website, please contact the Site Administrator.