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This page provides detail of what facilities are available to assist accessibility, our commitment to make the web site more accessible and our contact details.


We are committed to providing our online services to all sections of the community. To achieve this we follow the accessibility guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and by complying with the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). For more information about the WAI visit the WAI web site.

Listen to our pages

Our web site is registered with Browsealoud. Using their free browser plugin will enable you to have the text on web pages read out by the computer. All you have to do is hold the mouse cursor over a piece of text. This facility is available on over 2000 web sites in the United Kingdom and the United States of America including the BBC web site.

Read our Browsealoud page to find out more or visit the Browsealoud web site.

Increase the text size

By adhering to web accessibility standards in the development of this web site it is possible to increase and decrease font character sizes. Hold down the control button and roll your mouse wheel back and forth.

If your mouse does not have a wheel, you can still change the font size by clicking on View/Text Size on your browser's main menu.

Screen reader

For people with literacy or visual impairments and for people who find it difficult to read online you may wish to download Thunder; screenreader talking software for blind and visually impaired people.

Other help

Visit the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) accessibility information for further information about making changes to your browser, operating system or computer, to be able to view the web in a more accessible way.

Contact us

If you have any accessibility issues regarding this web site please let us know by emailing our access officers.

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