This page states our intention that our website is usable and accessible to all users and details some of the measures taken. This website's objective are to conform to W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Level AA, to ensure Web accessibility standards have been achieved and are maintained.
All functional, non-textual content on this site is accompanied by a brief alternative text which where appropriate identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off. Where we have used audio or animated content an alternative, accessible version is provided.
All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.
Most complex Adobe ® Acrobat ® Portable Document Format (PDF) files on this site added after December 2004 are tagged to allow basic accessibility; previous PDFs will be tagged as resources allow, or on request, in 2006. Simple PDFs should not represent an accessibility problem.
For more information about PDF accessibility see the Adobe website accessibility section.
You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader for FREE
The text on this website has been styled using a relative value in a style sheet. This means that most users can easily change the text size using their browser settings.
For users viewing this site in Internet Explorer, to resize the text click on Tools and select Internet Options. Then click on the button called Accessibility and check the box labelled "Ignore font sizes specified on web pages". You can now resize the text by going to View/Page > Text Size.
For more information and help about changing your browser settings please visit the BBC's My Web My Way pages