We are committed to making its content accessible by as many people as possible. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for making it more accessible by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some visitors may find it necessary to increase or decrease the size of the text on our site. This can be achieved by holding down the ‘Ctrl’ key (for Windows), or ‘Cmd’ key (for Apple Mac), then pressing + or – to alter the text size up or down respectively. If you have an older browser you can use the ‘View’ menu and highlight the ‘Text Size’ option. You can also click the ‘A’ letters at the top of each web page to resize the text.
We are making sure that the colours used on the site are clear when viewed by all.
To ignore font and background colours in Internet Explorer on a PC, choose Internet options from the Tools menu at the top of the window. On the general tab of the window that appears, click the Accessibility button. This takes you to a menu where you can choose to ignore the way the page is formatted. To set your colour and font preferences, return to the Internet options menu and use the Colours and Fonts buttons.
Whether you are using a smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud will provide the reading support tools you require for free. To open the BrowseAloud tool on our website, click the ‘Listen or Translate’ link displayed in the header bar.
What is BrowseAloud?
BrowseAloud is a suite of products that provides reading support on websites. BrowseAloud reads website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is spoken in a high quality, human-sounding voice.
Other features include:
Who does BrowseAloud help?
BrowseAloud helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. BrowseAloud is particularly useful for those with print disabilities such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.
How do I use BrowseAloud on this website?
Click on the ‘Listen or translate’ button that appears within the banner at the top of our website to launch the BrowseAloud Plus toolbar. This toolbar provides instant high quality speech at the touch of a button – no need to download anything.
Support with using BrowseAloud
A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud:
All links have been written to make sense when taken out of context. Where appropriate, we have also added link title attributes to describe the link in greater detail.
A consistent heading structure has been used so that page information is compatible with access technology.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
This statement was last reviewed on 4th April 2022.