Accessibility Statement

Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. Web accessibility aims to cater for users with visual, mobility, auditory, speech, neurological or cognitive disabilities, although websites adhering to the relevant guidelines are easier to read and edit for everyone.

We endeavor to meet the AA accessibility guidelines, as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). If you do experience any problems accessing information on the site, please contact us for assistance.

Changing mouse speed and controls

When using a Microsoft Windows computer, you are able to amend how the mouse buttons work, change how the mouse pointer looks, change how the mouse pointer works, and change how the mouse wheel works (if applicable).

To change your mouse options for:

  • Microsoft Windows XP: Start > Control Panel > Mouse
  • Microsoft Windows Vista & 7: Start > Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Devices and Printers > Mouse.

If using an Apple Mac, please visit Apple's Accessibility page for information/instructions about how to change your mouse settings.

Changing colors

Color controls vary, depending on which browser you are using. Please see instructions below on how to amend the text size for the most commonly used web browsers.

  • Internet Explorer: select Tools > Internet Options > General > Colors
  • Google Chrome: a "Change Colors" extension is available from the Chrome Web Store (at no cost)
  • Mozilla Firefox: select Tools > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors
  • Opera: select Settings > Preferences > Webpages
  • Safari: select Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Style sheet.

Changing text size and screen resolution

Text size controls vary, depending on which browser you are using. Please see instructions below on how to amend the text size for the most commonly used web browsers.

  • Internet Explorer: select View > Text size or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel (if applicable)
  • Google Chrome: select Options > Under the Bonnet > Font size or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel (if applicable)
  • Mozilla Firefox: select Tools > Options > Content > Fonts & Colours or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel (if applicable)
  • Opera: select Settings > Preferences > Webpages or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel (if applicable).
  • Safari: select Settings > Preferences > Appearance or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel (if applicable).

Another method for changing the size of your display is by amending your screen resolution:

  • Microsoft Windows XP: Right-click desktop > Properties > Settings
  • Microsoft Windows Vista: Right-click desktop > Personalize > Display Settings
  • Microsoft Windows 7: Right-click desktop > Screen resolution
  • Apple Mac: select System Preferences > Displays > Resolution.

PDF and Word Document Accessibility

This site contains files in both the Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF format. These may require you to use the relevant viewers/readers to access them. Links to the relevant programs, available to download, are below: