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Accessibility

Updated: 22 Oct 2014
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Listed below are the recommended UK Government access keys in use on this site:
S - Skip navigation
1 - Home page
2 - News
3 - Site map
4 - Search
5 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
6 - Help
7 - Complaints procedure
8 - Disclaimer
9 - Feedback form
0 - Access key details
A - A to Z
To use these shortcuts in your browser please:
  • with Windows-based systems press the 'Alt' key and the access key, and enter.
  • with the Macintosh system press the 'Ctrl' key and the access key.

About this site's accessibility

We have tried to make our website accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have a disability.
The site's layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired. It is compatible with popular screen reading software. If you have difficulties using a mouse, the site can be navigated using only a keyboard.
In technical language, all pages on this site should be valid to Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML) 4.01 Transitional and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
This website conforms to the UK government guidelines for websites. It also follows the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, meeting all level double-A checkpoints. Some of our older reports do not conform to level double-A.
Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user-friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this website please contact us.

Accessible technology

AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology. Their website has a lot of information about making websites easier to read.
The government website www.direct.gov.uk also has good information about making computers easier to use and the types of software available for disabled users.