This web site has been designed and programmed to be as accessible as possible and to be compatible with the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including screen readers. It has been built to meet Priority 3 accessibility guidelines established by the Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Access Initiative (WAI).

Text size

Some people may wish to view this Web site in larger text size. To do this you will need to adjust your browser settings:

  • If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the "View" menu in the browser tool bar, select "Text size" and select your required size - either larger or smaller
  • If you are using Netscape Navigator, go to the "View" menu in the browser tool bar, select "Increase Font" or "Decrease Font" and until the text is the required size

Navigating this web site

You can use the tab key to navigate through the links in this website in some browsers.

Viewing PDFs (Portable Document Format)

Many documents in the website are in PDF format which means they can only be viewed using Adobe Reader. This software is available free of charge from the Adobe Web site. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

All PDF documents on this site will open in a new Web browser window. After viewing or printing the document, you can close the new Web browser window by using the close button at the top right hand corner.

The most recent PDF documents have been produced using the latest available version of Adobe Acrobat and following Adobe's guidelines on creating accessible PDFs. However, please note that some of our older archived Adobe PDF files may not be completely accessible when using screen readers.

Adobe offers useful resources and tools to aid the accessibility of PDFs, these can be accessed via the Access Adobe website, and include a text-only Adobe Reader download page and an online conversion tool for PDFs.