We are fully committed to making our information accessible to everyone.
This website has been crafted by Burning Leaf Creatives on our behalf. They aim to make it as accessible as possible to everyone, including people with disabilities and those who use assistive technologies to browse the web.
We have listed below the range of activities that we have undertaken to ensure that all our information is accessible.
Accessibility standards and requirements
This website is fully compliant with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
We have added an accessibility toolbar where you can –
- Increase or decrease the size of the writing (known as the font)
- Turn the screen into greyscale
- Turn the website into high contrast or negative contrast
- Remove the page background
- Underline links in the text
- Change the type of writing (font)
You can use the toolbar by clicking on the person icon on the pink background on the lefthand side of the screen.
We have embedded a language translation tool in the footer of every page. You can translate our information into 100+ languages.
All the documents that you can download from this website are written in English only. We have provided the same content as web pages so you can translate it into your chosen language.
A screen reader is a programme which reads out the information displayed on your computer to you.
Screen readers can be useful to enable blind and partially-sighted people to browse the internet and carry out other tasks using their device.
There are a variety of screen readers available.
Our website is designed to be compliant with screen readers through meaningful sequencing, labeling of images and more.
We write our information in plain English and avoid jargon. Where we do need to use tchnical or legal term, we clearly define the meaning of the word.
Our content is independently assessed against the Flesch reading ease score where all our content must have a score of 60 or higher (where possible).