Accessibility

Review our website's accessibility options and settings.

Accessibility

Review our website's accessibility options and settings.

This page records:

- Our approach to making this website accessible, including what we have done and will do in the future
- The facilities that we have provided for different disability groups
- Guidance on how to use particular features
- Contact information for questions or feedback to us


Approach

We believe the web pages on the site are, as a minimum, in line with all of the priority level 1 criteria of World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.


Partially sighted users - changing the font size

We have provided the facility to change the font size of the text used on our web pages. If you are using Microsoft Edge select the "Settings and more" button from the top-right, then “Appearance” and select the "Customize fonts" option under the "Fonts" section. Use the Font size slider to adjust the size of the font size. . In Mozilla Firefox select "Preferences". In the "General" panel, go down to Language and Appearance. Under Fonts and Colors, use the drop-down menus to select the font and font size of your choice. In Chrome select the "Customize and control Google Chrome" icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window. Near the top of the drop-down menu that appears, you can use the + (plus) or - (minus) in the Zoom section of the menu to increase or decrease the font size.


Keyboard-only users

The web pages on the site have been tested for use in keyboard-only operation. When using the form or controls for the tools, the keys to use are as follows:

- To select from dropdown boxes, use up and down arrow keys
- To select/unselect a check box, use the space bar
- To move forward between links, use the tab key
- To move back between links, use the shift and tab keys
- To initiate an action button, use the Enter key when the action button is selected


Colour-blind users

We have checked the site font and background colour combinations for the different colour-blindness conditions and ensured that items are not referenced by colour alone. Should you wish to change the colour of text and background by introducing your own style sheet, please follow the instructions in the following 'changing the style sheet' section below.


Changing the style sheet

Users may import their own style sheet into the website. In Chrome, you'll need an extension to create user style sheets. In Firefox type about:config into the address bar. Firefox takes you to a page warning you that going further will allow you to mess up the browser. Press Accept the Risk and Continue to keep going. The next page you'll see is just a search bar. Type toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets into the search. There should only be one result. Double-click it to set the value to true. Now that Firefox will accept your style sheet, you can create one. The file resides in a folder within your browser's user profile directory.