We hope to make this an easy site to use and find your way around. If you are a first time visitor or are having difficulty using the site the subjects below should help you.
On some pages there are documents that you can download. These are all in 'PDF' (portable document format). You will need some free software called Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to view the PDFs.
Most computers come with Acrobat Reader already installed, but if you don't have it, you can download the latest free version from the Adobe website:
Get Adobe Acrobat from the Adobe website
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We have redesigned this website to comply with Accessibility standards as much as possible. Our aim is for the site to comply with Priority 2 (Level AA) checkpoints of the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
This website has been tested on Internet Explorer 5,6 and the new version 7. It has also been tested on Firefox.
We will continue to try to improve the accessibility of the website, and your feedback is important to us for this.
This website includes links to other websites, or other pages on this site, within the text.
The text with a link is a burgundy colour instead of black. If you hover your mouse over a link your cursor will change to a hand symbol. When you click the link its 'target' will open, usually in the place of the web page you have clicked.
If you want to open a link in a different browser window, right-click with your mouse and select 'Open in new window'.
Sometimes other organisations change the layout on their websites. This means that a link from our website to theirs might become 'broken'. We do review our links regularly but if you find a broken link you can report it to us using our Website Feedback Form.
If you think that the site is confusing or you have any suggestions on how to improve it please complete the Website Feedback Form.