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This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible to people with disabilities and also to be compatible with the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including screen readers and text only web browsers.

Access keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that replace the need to use a mouse for navigation. For this site, you can use:

ALT - A (press enter) for Accessibility page
ALT - H (press enter) to go to the homepage
ALT - M (press enter) to go to Main Menu links
ALT - S (press enter) to go to Sub Menu links
ALT - C (press enter) for main page content

Please note your browser may not support access keys.

Navigating this website

To navigate through this website, please use the menu on the left-hand side of the page. You can use the tab key to navigate through the menu links. Using a screen reader or text only browser you can skip the navigation using the skip navigation link.

Font sizes

You may change the display font size to your preference using your browser. In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size. In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size. Other browsers may vary.

Style sheets

You may import your own style sheet into this website. In Explorer select Tools, then Internet options, and then Accessibility. Next click on any or all of three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format documents using my style sheet' then simply browse to your style sheet and click ok. In Netscape select Edit, then Preferences and then Appearance. You will then be given the choice to specify your own colours and fonts.

Accessible PDF

We recommend that users download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to view Adobe PDF files. Please note some of our older archived Adobe PDF files may not be completely accessible when using screen readers, as PDF files are only accessible when they have specifically been made to be so.

  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0 software provides a number of capabilities that improve access for disabled users. Including the following:
  • Read Adobe PDF files aloud using standard operating system text-to-speech functionality
  • Give greater control when using screen readers
  • Evaluate the accessibility of an Adobe PDF file
  • Create accessible Adobe PDF documents and forms quickly
  • Reduce the size of tagged Adobe PDF files for faster download times

Adobe Acrobat 5.0 software also provides improved access for disabled users:

  • Converts new and existing PDF files to tagged Adobe PDF files with the optional Make Accessible plug-in
  • Includes tools to help troubleshoot and optimise Adobe PDF files for accessibility, including the accessibility checker, the Tags palette, and more
  • Provides usability enhancements, including enhanced keyboard shortcuts, support for high-contrast viewing, and the ability to zoom in and reflow text on the screen

For further information about Adobe's PDF accessibility, please visit: http://access.adobe.com/


 

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