Web accessibility and this website
Helping people with a range of disabilities to understand, perceive, navigate and successfully interact with our web site.
We’re committed to making the content of this site accessible to the widest possible audience, including those:
Using assistive technology such as screen readers and screen magnifiers
Who are unable to use the mouse
Dependent on the accessibility features of their web browser.
All images contain alternative (ALT) text. This ALT attribute is displayed when the site is visited with images "off" and voiced by screen readers. The null (or empty) ALT attribute used for ‘non-functional or brand-type’ images should be ignored by screen readers.
Tables and forms
Forms and tables use accessibility features that enable them to be used with screen readers.
For technical reasons (and to meet some legal requirements), our website contains a number of PDFs. Where possible, we provide a HTML alternative. The Adobe Acrobat Reader (http://www.adobe.com/products/reader) is required to read PDFs on the site. The Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe site, which also contains instructions for installing the software on your computer.
The Adobe website also contains a tool and instructions for converting PDFs into web pages online, (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html). It works with most, but not all PDFs. However, the conversion can take some minutes.