Accessibility

This page explains the features that have been incorporated into this website to provide a level of accessibility for all users.

Text size

If you find that the text is too small for you to read, you can change it to a size you're more comfortable with:

  • In Windows Internet Explorer, use the View > Text Size menu.
  • In Macintosh Internet Explorer and Netscape 6 and 7, use the View > Text Zoom menu.
  • In Opera, use the Zoom selector.
  • In Firefox and other Mozilla browsers, use the View > Increase Text Size option.
  • In Safari, use the View > Make Text Bigger option.
  • If you use a wheel-mouse, you may be able to change the text size by holding down the Control or Command key and turning the wheel. In some browsers you can change the text size using Control or Command and the + and – keys.

Access Keys

Access Keys provide alternative navigation without using a mouse. This site uses the following Access Keys:

0 – Accessibility and Access Key details
1 – Home page
2 – Our communications section containing news releases
3 – Site map
8 – Privacy policy
9 – Contact page

S – Jump to page content

To use Access Keys hold down either Alt, Ctrl or Shift (depending on your browser) with the Access Key (listed above) and press the Enter key (if required).

Images

Images have alt text where they add to the comprehension of the page. All trivial or decorative images have null Alt text.

Accessibility rating

This website has an 'A' WAI rating with passes for many 'AA' and 'AAA' criteria.

External sites

The National Programme is not responsible for content or accessibility of external links.

PDFs

For information on PDF files and accessibility visit access.adobe.com.

Browsers

Below you will find links to various browsers to help you tailor your current browser to your needs, access alternative browsers or download add-ons: