Accessibility

The site’s layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired and is compatible with popular screen reading software.

Accessibility on this website is guided by government standards and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). WCAG are widely accepted as the international standard for accessibility on the web. We are working with content authors, developers and disabilities organisations to meet the AA standard wherever possible.

Please find some tips below on adjusting the text on your screen if needed:

Text size

If you find the site’s default text size is too small or large, you can change it with your browser’s inbuilt text-size function.

To resize the text using your browser:

  • use the ‘View’ menu and then select ‘Text Size’, in Windows Internet Explorer (including Pocket IE)
  • use the ‘View’ menu and then select ‘Text Size’, in Firefox and other Mozilla browsers
  • use the ‘View’ and then ‘Make Text Bigger’ options, in Safari
  • use the ‘View’ and ‘Style’ menus, and then ‘User Mode’, in Opera
  • use the ‘View’ and then ‘Text Zoom’ menu, in Macintosh Internet Explorer, and Netscape 6 and 7

With a wheel-mouse, you may be able to change the text size by holding down the Control or Command key and turning the wheel. In some browsers, you can change the text size using Control or Command and the + or keys.

Text style and colour

You can also specify the font styles, colours, as well as the foreground and background colours. The way you do this varies from browser to browser, with you needing to:

  • use ‘Tools’ in ‘Internet Options’, with Windows Internet Explorer (including Pocket IE)
  • use ‘Tools’ in ‘Options’ under ‘Content’, in Firefox and other Mozilla browsers
  • use the ‘View’ and then ‘Make Text Bigger’ options, in Safari
  • use the ‘View’ menu and then ‘Zoom’, in Opera
  • use the ‘View’ menu and then ‘Text Zoom’, in Macintosh Internet Explorer, and Netscape 6 and 7

If you experience any accessibility issue on this site or would like to give feedback, please contact us.