We take the issue of accessibility very seriously. At the time of writing the site is 'A' compliant and is moving closer to 'double-A' compliance with the target of reaching 'triple-A'. These standards are set out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

Our aim is to make as much of the site as accessible as possible. This is helped by providing features that assist users to read the pages. However, there will be certain areas of the site that it is not practical to make completely accessible. For example, some of the mapping features might not lend themselves to an easy text alternative.

Reading text on screen can sometimes be difficult. Search the internet for free text to speech software such as; and follow the instructions supplied. Just choose a program, download and install on to your computer and you will be able to listen to the pages of our web site.