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"The power of the web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect." Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web.


The team behind this web site hope that, whoever needs to use it, can do so easily.


If you do have problems, or would like to make any suggestions to improve the site from an accessibility point of view, please get in touch with us. Talk to us about the problem and we will listen.


Follow the links below to find out all you need to know about accessing this site.


Increase the size of text


The latest versions of several web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari) allow users to easily increase the font size for better readability. Try holding down the Ctrl key (Command key on a Macintosh) and press the + (plus) key. You can also decrease the font size by holding down the Ctrl or Command key and pressing the - (minus) key.




BrowseAloud is a solution that allows visitors the option of having website content read to them. As the website visitor moves the cursor over text, it is spoken aloud. Browsealoud is free to download and you have control over the voice, word pronunciations and speech highlighting.


Downloading PDFs


How to access information in Adobe Acrobat PDF files.


Help in making the web easier to use


Link to the BBC accessibility website for help with making adjustments to your computer to make the most of the web.

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