This website has been built to be accessible to visually impaired users or people who have difficulty using a mouse. It is compatible with popular screen readers and can be navigated easily using the keyboard. You may find them a convenient way to move round the site without having to move your mouse at all. 

It complies with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative. This initiative is the internationally-agreed recommendation for website accessibility. 

Other Accessibility Options

Visit My Computer, My Way! - a guide to making your PC accessible

Action for blind people - great resources on access technology


The downloadable documents on this site are in Portable Document Format (often referred to as PDF).

How can I open and view a PDF document?

In order to view a PDF document, you need free software called Adobe Acrobat Reader, created by the company called Adobe. There is a link to their website on the bottom of each page of this website. However PDFs are not easily accessible to all users so Adobe has developed a method of converting PDF documents into HTML (normal web pages), a more accessible format for assistive technologies.

How do I convert a PDF document into HTML?

The URL (the web address) of a PDF document will appear in the web browser address bar when it is selected. Copy the url (normally looks like this: www.nameofsomething...) and then visit Adobe's website on the link below. 

Online conversion tools for Adobe PDF documents

Once you have clicked on the link above, you will see an online form created by Adobe. Simply paste the URL into the box you will see and the contents of the PDF will be automatically converted to HTML - an ordinary web page; and in that form it should then be accessible.