We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for disabled people. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all.
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Graphics have been used throughout this site to ensure the site is visually captivating. Due to this, certain pages might take time to download. Where images have been used, alternative names have been supplied to enable users to know what the image was meant to convey.
You can view this site in three different sizes: normal, larger and largest. You can select the size you want be clicking on the ‘A A A’ image at the top of the site and chosing the one you wish to use. To reset it to the default repeat the process.
Should the user require a stronger contrast between the background and the font there is an option to view the site in two different colour contrasts. To select the colour you wish to view the site in, go the image at the top, next to Browsealoud, depicting two A’s and click whichever one you prefer. To reset it to the default repeat the process.
Further information on accessibility
The BBC 'Accessibility' site explains how you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse setting to make the web more accessible, see: www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility
The Microsoft Accessibility site contains information about accessibility technology, and tutorials to help make the computer easier to see, hear and use, see: www.microsoft.com/enable
Many of the publications on this site are available in pdf. If you haven’t installed Acrobat Reader you can download a free copy by clicking on the the logo below:
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This site contains videos which use Flash Player. Should you be unable to play the videos it is likely that you will need to update your version. To do this click on the logo below:
This website has been speech enabled for users of BrowseAloud and will work well with other screenreading technologies. BrowseAloud makes websites accessible to those who need support reading online; this includes those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language. It reads out the web pages aloud in a human voice. As a user you can hover the mouse over any of the text on any of the pages within the site and it is read aloud.
All the options are easily accessible on the toolbar which appears on your screen. You can move this toolbar anywhere you prefer.
What can BrowseAloud do?
- Reads web pages aloud
- Reads PDF and Word documents
- Highlights each word as it is spoken to show you where you are on the page
- Magnifies text to your chosen size and font
- Coverts text to MP3
How do I download BrowseAloud?
You can download it direct from the site, click on their logo:
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- It is not reproduced, modified, adapted or processes
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