Why our website should be accessible

Like all providers of goods and services we are obliged by law to take steps not to exclude people with disabilities, but more than that, as a modern, inclusive institution with a public service mission, we recognise the internet offers an opportunity to make information accessible to more people than any other medium. 

How we ensure accessibility

The initial design of our website, from the content management system to additional features and software had accessibility integrated into their production. By using style sheets, our software allows users to make adjustments to the appearance of our pages to suit their needs and produces pages compatible with assistive technologies routinely used to access the web. Our editorial process ensures we maintain the site's accessibility, by following best practice on alt tags for images, hyperlinked text and consistent and clear use of headings.

Accessibility tools

Every effort is made to ensure that our website is accessible across all platforms and browsers. We would strongly recommend, however, that you upgrade your browser to the latest version for optimum experience.

Upgrading your browser

Links to upgrading to the most popular web browser are found below:

Increasing and decreasing text size

For PC computers:

press the Control and + keys simultaneously to increase text of the page
press the Control and - keys simultaneously to decrease the text of the page
press the Control and 0 keys simultaneously to return to the default text size

For Macintosh computers:

press the Command and + keys simultaneously to increase text of the page
press the Command and - keys simultaneously to decrease the text of the page
press the Command and 0 keys simultaneously to return to the default text size

Changing screen contrast

For PC computers:

press ALT + Shift + Print Screen simultaneously to change to a high contrast background

The same procedure can be used to revert to original settings

For Macintosh computers:

Press Command + Option + Control + . (full stop) to increase screen contrast
Press Command + Option + Control + , (comma) to decrease screen contrast

If you have any questions relating to this accessibility information, please use the contact form to let us know.