Every effort has been made to make this website accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have any disabilities.
The site’s layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired. It is fully compatible with popular screen reading software. If you have difficulties using a mouse, the site can be navigated using only a keyboard.
In technical language, all pages on this site should be valid to Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML 5) 1.0 and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
This website conforms to the UK government guidelines for websites.
It also follows the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and strives to meet level triple-A checkpoints.
Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this website please contact us using the feedback facility.
Please note, some sections of this website are controlled by third parties and so it has not been possible for the same standards of accessibility to be applied to them.
Software to open documents
This website links to documents and files in a number of formats. You may need special software to read some of these files.
The links below enable you to download free software to allow you to open different types of files.
- Help with PDF files
- Windows Media Player
- Real Player
- Free viewer for Microsoft Word
- Free viewer for Microsoft Excel
- Free viewer for Microsoft Powerpoint
This accessibility statement was updated in September 2018.