We continue to ensure that our website is accessible and inclusive to as many people as possible.

While we have tried to create a website that is visually appealing, we are also aware that the site has to be fully accessible to a wide range of users.

For more information on making websites more accessible, visit the Royal Institute for the Blind website for guidelines and advice.

Document downloads

Throughout our site we have a number of application forms and information documents available for printing, directly from the internet. These documents are held in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, or, in some cases, Microsoft Word document format. These documents are virtually identical to their paper based counterparts.

To get the free Acrobat Reader, visit the Adobe website.


The main sections of our site can be viewed from the home page.


The search facility allows a keyword to be entered and the whole of this site will be searched. Clicking on the returned list of pages will take you to the full page of information on the site.


The navigation is consistent across the whole site to make finding information easier.


We provide a text alternative for all images on the website.