This website has been designed with the needs of people with sight problems in mind, including those who use access technology to browse the Internet. We have also taken on board international guidance and best practice on web accessibility.

We are committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to all users irrespective of device in use, technology or ability. This includes people with sight problems, hearing, mobility and cognitive impairments, as well as users with older browsers or newer technologies such as smart phones and tablets.

Checkpoints have been taken from Website Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines, published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The site is tested regularly to ensure that we are working towards the standards. The site also undergoes user testing by blind and partially sighted users.

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.

Software to open documents

This website links to documents and files in a number of formats. You may need special software to read some of these files.

The links below enable you to download free software to allow you to open different types of files.