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Accessibility

We have designed our web site to be as accessible as possible for all users.

Access keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that you can use instead of your mouse to navigate to certain pages in the site.

Internet Explorer users

If you are using Internet Explorer, hold down the Alt key and press the appropriate access key for the page you want to go to, then release both keys. Press Enter to go to the page.

To go to the:

  • Accessibility page, press and hold down Alt and the '0' key. Release. Press Enter
  • Home page, press and hold down Alt and the '1' key. Release. Press Enter
  • Main page content, press and hold down Alt and the 'S' key. Release. Press Enter
  • Site index, press and hold down Alt and the '3' key. Release. Press Enter

Mac users

If you are using a Mac, hold down the Ctrl key, then press the appropriate access key for the page to go there automatically.

To go to the:

  • Accessibility page, press and hold down Ctrl and the '0' key
  • Home page, press and hold down Ctrl and the '1' key
  • Main page content, press and hold down Ctrl and the 'S' key
  • Site index, press and hold down Ctrl and the '3' key

Please note that your browser may not support access keys.

Font sizes

You may change the font size of this site to your preference through your browser. In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.

Style sheets

You may import your own style sheet into this web site. In Explorer select Tools, then Internet options, and then Accessibility. Next click on any or all of three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format documents using my style sheet', then simply browse to your style sheet and click ok.

Accessible PDF

This web site has been designed to be as accessible as possible and to be compatible with the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including screen readers.

We recommend that users download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to view Adobe PDF files.

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat software provides a number of capabilities that improve access for disabled users. Including the following:

  • Read Adobe PDF files aloud using standard operating system text-to-speech functionality
  • Give greater control when using screen readers
  • Evaluate the accessibility of an Adobe PDF file
  • Create accessible Adobe PDF documents and forms quickly
  • Reduce the size of tagged Adobe PDF files for faster download times

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat software also provides improved access for disabled users:

  • Converts new and existing PDF files to tagged Adobe PDF files with the optional Make Accessible plug-in
  • Includes tools to help troubleshoot and optimise Adobe PDF files for accessibility, including the accessibility checker, the Tags palette, and more
  • Provides usability enhancements, including enhanced keyboard shortcuts, support for high-contrast viewing, and the ability to zoom in and reflow text on the screen

For further information about Adobe's PDF accessibility, please visit: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility

Please note some of our older archived Adobe PDF files may not be completely accessible when using screen readers.