Accessibility information for this website

The Council is committed to providing accessible information, without restriction or prejudice towards ability or disability.

In order to meet this commitment, this website has been designed following a set of accessibility guidelines and web standards.

This website continually attempts to provide WCAG Double-A accessibility, according to the W3C's accessibility guidelines and standards. Whilst this can be a difficult task across a large website, we are committed to ensuring that all measures are taken to maintain this level.


Accessible, in terms of a website, means all users are able to navigate and retrieve information from anywhere in the site, whilst disregarding the notion of a standard user, a standard set of abilities or a standard device for accessing the site. In this way, no user should be excluded from the website, despite their choice of method for accessing the web or their personal abilities and disabilities.

Change text size and contrast

You can use the 'A' icon at the top of this web page to change the colour contrast of the web pages.

It is possible to change the text size using the browser settings (the advantage being that all sites you visit will then use this text size setting). To do this, read the instructions for the particular browser you are using from the following list:

  • Internet Explorer, Chrome & Mozilla Firefox:
    • To increase page-zoom in your browser, hold down the 'ctrl' key (Windows) or 'Apple key' (Macintosh) and press the '+' sign.
    • To decrease page-zoom in your browser, hold down the 'ctrl' key (Windows) or 'Apple key' (Macintosh) and press the '-' sign.
  • Opera: Open the 'View' menu, then select one of the percentage options for 'Zoom'.
  • For any other browser, consult the browser support guide or documentation.