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This website has been developed to comply with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to ensure effective support for users requiring accessibility features. Below are some key features of support:


Using settings on your browser you can use your own stylesheet to affect the presentation of text and images throughout the site. Each browser supports this feature in a slightly different manner. Instructions on how to create a stylesheet are outside the scope of this website, but there are a number of free tools available on the web to help you create your own.

Text sizes

The font size of this website can be adjusted to your preference via settings on your browser. This differs from browser to browser:

  • In Chrome, find the Zoom in the menu and click to make smaller or larger
  • In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then a text size
  • In Firefox, select View, then Zoom In or Out

Screen readers

This site is designed to operate with most modern screen readers to ensure that navigation and content is delivered in a manner that is consistent with the written form.

Listen to this website with BrowseAloud

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud will provide the speech and reading support tools you require for free.

What is BrowseAloud?

BrowseAloud reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience. New features include: Simplifier, Screen Masking for Touch Screens and the ability to personalise the settings to suit individual needs and preferences.

Other features include:

  • dual-colour highlighting
  • MP3 maker
  • secure site reading
  • text magnification
  • screen masking
  • PDF Reading
  • pronunciation modifier

More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device, you can listen to all of these websites too.

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. Those with print disabilities  such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments – may find BrowseAloud particularly useful.

How do I get BrowseAloud?

Click on the BrowseAloud panel that appears on the top of this website to launch the BrowseAloud toolbar, then simply click any text to hear it read aloud.

Support with using BrowseAloud

A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud:

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We will consider reasonable requests for information from this website to be provided in an alternative format. If you would like us to consider such a request, please email us at

The information was last updated on: 27th August 2020


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