Accessibility

This website has been designed and developed to offer more accessibility and to help you find your way more easily around the site.  We aim for our website to conform to World Wide Web Consortium accessibility standards however there are things that you can do to make your experience even better:-
 

Flexible width and scalable layout

You can drag the four edges of the website to display any size you want.  The page content adjusts automatically to display correctly for the shape you choose:
  • If you have full screen display, select the 'Restore down' button at top right, to see the edges of the display window.
  • Move the pointer over a display window edge until two arrows appear.
  • Drag the top, bottom and side edges to the shape you want.
You can change your display this way in any application, not just on our website (although the content may not adjust).  
Next time you visit us and select 'Restore down', your display will be the size and shape you last chose, regardless of where you chose it from.
 

Customising Your Computer

AbilityNet and the BBC have developed a number of tutorials which tell you how to customise your computer to give you a better experience when using the web.  These are things on how to:
  • Change how information is shown on your screen, to get more on, or see content more clearly
  • Change colours and fonts, a good idea if you have a visual impairment and need more contrast
  • Adapt the mouse to:- slow it down, make the pointer bigger or if your left handed
  • Change a variety of keyboard settings, including the rate at which your cursor blinks
Go to AbilityNet for more information or My Web My Way to see tutorials.

Using keyboard shortcuts

You can use keys on the screen to move around our website more quickly.  These are called shortcuts in which the keys depend on your browser.  Find Information for the four main browsers by selecting:


Useful Links

You can download free software from the web and find out about accessibility features for a variety of systems.  Select the links below