We want everyone to be able to access the information on this site. Here are a few tips to make this easier.

Changing the text size

You can change the text size of this website to suit your needs.

You can use the ‘A’ icons at the top of every web page to change the size of the text that appears on this website. You may also use your browser settings to change the text size for all the websites that you visit. The technique for doing this is slightly different depending on the browser that you use:

Internet Explorer

Version 9: Select the ‘View’ menu, and select one of the options under ‘Text Size’

Version 7/8: Select the ‘Page’ menu, then one of the options under ‘Zoom’ or ‘Text Size’. The default setting is ‘Medium’

Alternatively you can hold down Ctrl and press the + or – keys to make the text bigger or smaller.


Select the ‘View’ menu, then ‘Text Size’, then select Increase, Decrease or Normal, or the ‘View’ menu, then ‘Zoom’, then one of the options

PC users: Hold down Ctrl and press the + or – keys to make the text bigger or smaller.

Mac users: Hold down Cmd and press the + or – keys to make the text bigger or smaller.


Click on the View menu and then select either Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller.

Other browsers may also have similar options available. Please consult the documentation provided with your browser if similar options to the ones above aren’t available.

Changing colours and fonts

You can change the text, background colour and fonts that appear in our website.

Internet Explorer

Click on the Tools menu, then Internet Options. From here you can adjust the colour and font.  If you click on the Accessibility button, you can select options to ignore colours, font styles and font sizes of the website you are viewing. You can also apply your own style sheet to view websites with your choice of formatting.


Open the Options Preferences window, selecting the Content panel, and click on the Colors button in the Fonts & Colors section to adjust these settings.

However, many web pages set their own colors, so your choices will have no effect. To override the colors defined by web pages, uncheck the ‘allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above’ option preference.

Style sheets

It is also possible to use style sheets (CSS) files to view websites in Internet Explorer in your preferred colour and font sizes. The website,, allows you to download free “style sheet” (CSS) files covering five font sizes, 10 colour combinations and the option to add or remove underlining and bold text. They can also be used with (or instead of) screen magnification software. Once you have downloaded your style sheet you can apply to it to the site through the Tools tab, selecting Internet Options and then Accessibility.

Alternative text and written descriptions

We make every effort to use alternative text and written descriptions throughout our site to improve accessibility. If you come across an image, link or button which is missing alternative text please report it to

Acronyms and abbreviations

Wherever possible we avoid the use acronyms and abbreviations. Where they are used we endeavour to ensure that a full explanation is available on the page.