Website accessibility

Last Updated: 8 April 2021

We aim to make our website accessible by following certain standards and Government guidelines to ensure that it can be used by everyone. Information on how we will do this is set out in our accessibility statement.

The website has been designed to comply with the standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative 'AA' standard.

Compatibility with assistive technology

We work to ensure our website will work with recent versions of screen readers, screen magnifiers, speech recognition software and that it is keyboard enabled. 

External links

When you access an external website, the site will load in the same window from where you clicked on the link.

Opening a link in a new window may appear to be the best way of linking to an external site. However, research has shown that opening new windows can be disorientating and less user friendly.

To return to our website use the back arrow button on the top of the toolbar, or type our web address in the address bar.

Get help 

AbilityNet provides guidance about how to: 

Documents on this site

We try to ensure that all downloadable documents on this site are accessible. All PDF documents are checked for accessibility using Adobe Acrobat professional. Some older PDFs and Word documents are not accessible to screenreader software. Please contact us if you are having problems with one of our documents. 


Due to graphics-intensive nature of this part of the site, geographic information cannot all be presented in an accessible format.


All videos on the website have subtitles and captions auto added by YouTube, not all videos are currently checked for the accuracy.

Get content in braille, audio or large print

Translate the website

This website can be viewed in languages other than English using Google translate.

We accept no responsibility for the translation of the web pages. 


Please get in touch if you would like to discuss our approach to accessibility on this site, make a comment or pass on any suggestions.