We are committed to providing a website that is easy to use and accessible. We actively work to ensure that this website is practical, helpful and accessible.
We have made every effort to ensure this website is easily readable using 'plain English'. In addition, we have ensured that the design of this website is not an obstacle to its usability and readability.
Keyboard shortcuts used to navigate to certain areas of the site. They are included for the assistance of users who may have difficulty using a mouse or other pointing device.
Tab - navigate through links (down)
- Shift + tab - navigate through links (up)
Enter - click / select
How to guides
The BBC provides a website that explains how you can make the web a more accessible place. The My web my way site provides accessibility help, enabling you to make the most of the internet whatever your ability or disability. Choose a topic you would like help with and we will redirect you to the relevant BBC how to guide:
Maintaining Web Accessibility Initiative Level AA accessibility
The Government requires that all public sector websites - whether for central or local government - should meet the W3C's guidelines on accessibility to AA standard.
We strive to achieve and maintain levels of accessibility that conform to the AA standard, but recognise that it is very hard for such a large website to maintain such compliance. We choose not to shout about our compliance since it is difficult to be certain that 100% compliance is being maintained.
Through further development of our web services we strive to improve our compliance and aim to meet as many of the WAI Level AAA guidelines as are achievable.
How you can help us improve the site
If you would like to make any suggestions to improve the site from an accessibility point of view, please get in touch with us via email at email@example.com.