Accessibility

We have tried to make the site as accessible as possible for all visitors. If you believe we can improve the site further please contact us with your suggestions.

  

Accessibility Standards 

Our goal for the website is that all pages should meet the Priority 2 (Level AA) checkpoints of the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.  
 

Mapping
A limited number of pages, such as those displaying maps provided by Google or The Ordnance Survey, do rely on JavaScript and will not be accessible to users of certain assistive technologies or users who have turned off JavaScript in their browsers.  Where possible a non-scripted version of the page may be available (see Tabbed Content and Online Forms).

 
Browsers and Internet Explorer  
This website has been tested on Internet Explorer 11 and Edge. It has also been tested on the latest versions of Safari on Mac & PC, Safari Mobile on IPhone, Firefox 4+ , and Google Chrome.  If you have any issues with any of these browsers then please  contact usand let us know.


PDF and Accessibility 

Visually impaired users may have trouble reading PDF files with screen reader software. To overcome this you can go to the Access Adobe website and use their online conversion tools for Adobe PDF Documents. Or visit pdfreaders.org site for other options.
   

Controlling text and colours in your web browser

You can specify the font sizes, styles and colours and foreground and background colours of Web pages displayed on your computer screen, even if the author of the Web page has already specified these. You can also specify the colour used to indicate links in Web pages, or a special colour for links that are used only when the mouse passes over the link. 
 
This is useful if you have low vision, need larger fonts, or need high-contrast colours. You can set Internet Explorer to use the colours and fonts you specify, your default Windows colours and fonts, or the settings you specify in your own style sheet. 
 
If you use the Internet Explorer or Netscape browsers to view the Internet, the following guidelines will enable you to enlarge the size of the text and control the colours on your screen. 
 
Microsoft Internet Explorer for PC

·         Open your Internet Explorer Web Browser

·         Select 'Tools' from the menu at the top of your window

·         From the options which appear, select 'Internet options....'

·         Click on the 'General' tab

·         Click on the button marked 'Accessibility'

·         To change your font size, select the checkbox marked 'Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages'

·         To remove background and font colours, select the checkbox marked 'Ignore colours specified on web pages'

·         Click OK (and again if necessary)

·         Select 'View' from the menu at the top of your window

·         From the options which appear, select 'Text size'

·         Select your desired text size
  
Microsoft Internet Explorer for Apple Mac 
·         Open your Internet Explorer Web Browser

·         Select the 'edit' menu at the top of your window

·         From the options menu which appear, select 'preferences'

·         Click on 'web content'

·         Deselect the button marked 'show style sheets'

·         Return to the list of preferences

·         Click on 'web browser'

·         Select 'language/fonts'

·         Select the font size you require  


Firefox 
·         Select the ‘tools’ menu, then click ‘options’, then click ‘fonts & colours’.

·         Choose the font you want to use, and tick ‘always use my fonts’ check box, then click ‘OK’. 

 

If have any questions, comments or you'd like to make a suggestion regarding accessibility visit the contact us section and let us know.