Accessibility statement

We are committed to making our website as accessible as possible all people, including blind and partially sighted users, and people with disabilities.

Text preferences

If you find that the font size used on this website is too small or large for you, please visit the accessibility settings page or follow the steps below for the browser that you use.

Internet Explorer

  1. Select "View" from the menu at the top of your screen.
  2. Choose "Text size" from the menu that appears and then choose the size that you would like to use.


  1. Select "View" from the menu at the top of your screen.
  2. Choose "Text size" from the menu that appears and then choose whether you would like to increase or decrease the text size.

You can also change the font size using your keyboard. Hold down the "Ctrl" key and then press "+" or "-" to increase or decrease the text size.

The accessibility settings page will also allow you to change the font type and letter spacing on this website.

Colour preferences

Please visit the accessibility settings page to preview and update your colour preferences.

Listen to this website with BrowseAloud

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud will provide the reading support tools you require for free. Download Browsealoud.

BrowseAloud is a suite of products that provides reading support on websites. BrowseAloud reads website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is spoken in a high quality, human-sounding voice.

More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too.

BrowseAloud helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. BrowseAloud is particularly useful for those with print disabilities such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments.

Language translation with BrowseAloud

For those with English as a second language BrowseAloud translates our web pages into 78 languages.

Translated text can also be spokem if a matching voice is available (which is currently 35 languages).

Other translation services

Although our website and documents are written in the English language, we will provide information in other languages and formats on request. We also offer a phone translation service. Find out about our Interpreting and translation services.

Support with using BrowseAloud

A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud:

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