Our website has the following accessibility features:
- Full compliance with prevalent online accessibility standards.
- Compatibility with screen readers.
- Keyboard shortcuts to facilitate navigation around the site. Underlined single letters in navigation links show the keyboard shortcut letter.
- Content language can be set and changed using Google Translate.
- Font size can be changed by controls within the site.
If you wish to do so, please see the guides below for adjusting the default style, size & colour of standard fonts used in
web pages on your computer, as well as changing the background colour:
Internet Explorer -
Google Chrome -
(the BBC My Web My Way link below also has practical guides for Safari)
- Have problems seeing the screen
- Find it difficult to use the mouse or keyboard
- Need help with language or reading websites
The BBC's 'My Web My Way' site http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/
provides advice on how to make your computer easier to use.
For more guidance on accessibility in Windows or Microsoft Office, visit Microsoft's accessibility pages at
For guidance on accessibility in Apple's iOS (used on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch), visit
For help with accessibility on devices running Android, visit
For help with accessibility on devices running Mac OSX, visit
AbilityNet is a UK charity dedicated to helping disabled people use computers and the internet.
The 'My Computer My Way' section of their website contains a collection of useful guides to making changes
that help you see websites and applications more clearly
Listen to this website with browsealoud
Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, browsealoud will provide the speech and reading support tools you require for free.
What is browsealoud?
Browsealoud reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience. New features include: Translator, Simplifier, Screen Masking for Touch Screens and the ability to personalise the settings to suit individual needs and preferences.
Other features include:
- Dual-Colour Highlighting
- MP3 Maker
- Secure Site Reading
- Text Magnification
- Screen Masking
- PDF Reading
- Pronunciation Modifier
- International Languages
More than 7,000 websites use browsealoud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too.
For more information, please visit browsealoud.com
Who does browsealoud help?
Browsealoud helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information
instead of reading it. Those with print disabilities, such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments, and those with English as a
second language find browsealoud particularly useful.
How do I get browsealoud?
Click on the browsealoud panel that appears on the top right of this website to launch the browsealoud toolbar then
simply click any text to hear it read aloud.
Support with using browsealoud
A full range of support services are provided for browsealoud: