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We have designed this website to be easy to use and conform to current accessibility guidelines.

This website aims to conform to:

  • W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines priority 1 and 2 guidelines
  • XHTML 1.0
  • CSS 2.0

If you have any comments regarding the site's accessibility please contact us.

Keyboard access keys

The website has been created to allow navigation without the need of a mouse, through use of the Tab key and other assigned access keys. The UK Government access keys standard has been applied where possible, while specific keys have been assigned values to assist navigation to main sections of the site. The use of access keys should not interfere with keyboard shortcuts within your browser.

Activating an access key is dependent on your browser; for example, in Internet Explorer Alt+1, then Enter, will take you to the home page. This function in Firefox would be Alt+Shift+1, then Enter.

  • s = skip navigation
  • 0 = accessibility page
  • 1 = home page
  • 2 = news & events section
  • 3 = site map
  • 4 = search bar
  • 5 = research in action section
  • 6 = resources section
  • 7 = privacy policy section
  • 8 = terms of use section
  • 9 = contact us section
  • h = help section
  • i = the issue section
  • k = blog section
  • n = programme section

Resizing text

You can make the text on the website larger or smaller using your browser's controls. See your browser's Help pages for further instructions.

Printing pages

Use your browser's Print function to automatically print pages without any navigation elements.

Visual design

The site uses cascading stylesheets (CSS) for all visual presentation elements. If your browser does not support CSS or if you turn CSS off in your browser, the content should still be readable.