In order to allow our visitors to read site content without straining their eyes, this site has been created using a flexible text size. The way of increasing or decreasing the text size depends on the type of browser you are using.
Select “View” from the menu bar then select “Text Size” and choose one of the options, from “largest” to “smallest”.
Select “View” from the menu bar then select “increase text size” or “decrease text size”. Repeat until text is at a comfortable size. Alternatively, hold down the CTRL key and press + or -.
Use Opera’s page zoom function instead of resizing the text - select “View” from the menu bar then select “Zoom” and choose a percentage. Alternatively, press the + or - keys on your number pad.
If you are using another browser, please consult the developer’s website.
If you are using a PDA, phone, text-only browser or have graphics disabled you can still view this site because the pages have been written to degrade gracefully if certain features are not available. Whatever device you might be viewing the site with, you can always reach the content you want as quickly as possible.
At the bottom of each page of the site next to the Accessibility Statement link you will find the link to the site map. This is essentially a flat view of the site with all the links listed on one page.
In addition to the onscreen navigation this site uses an accessibility feature known as the navigation bar. This tool adds extra useful links to a page so that you can quickly reach the home, index, contents, search, glossary, help and copyright pages. It also allows you to quickly load the next/previous pages and go back up to the previous section. In some browsers the next and previous pages will also be preloaded which makes your browsing experience seem faster.
Unfortunately the navigation bar is not available in Internet Explorer but it is available in more modern, accessible browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Opera. The navigation bar is also visible in some text browsers such as Lynx.
To enable the navigation bar in your browser, please consult the documentation or the manufacturer’s website.
This site does not employ accesskeys as an extra means of navigating between pages. The reasons why are covered in the following articles (all these links open external websites):
Until either the W3C changes the standard or browser makers agree on a standard implementation of shortcut keys it’s safer to not use them.