Accessibility Statement 

This website has been designed to make it as widely accessible as possible. This page gives information on features included within the site. 

Standards Compliance 

  • All pages confirm as HTML5 
  • All pages use structured semantic markup 


We’ve used a common accessible design throughout this site rather than providing text only pages for disabled users. 

Links and navigation 

Many of the links in the text do have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article). 

Wherever possible, links are written to make sense when read out of context. Various browsers (such as JAWS) can extract the list of links on a page and allow you to browse the list separately from the page. 

Link text is never duplicated: two links with the same link text always point to the same web address. 

Graphics, pictures and images 

Where we’ve used graphics, pictures and images, we’ve included text descriptions (‘Alt-Tags’), to comply with internationally recognised Web accessibility guidelines.  

All graphical navigation buttons are similarly ‘Alt-tagged’.


We’ve followed ‘use-of-English’ guidelines, including those set out by Mencap and the Plain English Campaign, so that you’ll find this web site easy to read and understand. 


  • Most of this site is accessible but we’re continuing to work on a couple of areas to make them as useable as possible.  
  • The information in these sections is updated every quarter and earlier reports are made available as PDFs. At the moment the PDFs on the site aren’t accessible and we’re working to make as many of them accessible as soon as possible. 


If you have any access problems with any part of this site, please email us and we will do our best to help.