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We’ve tried to design our website to be as accessible and usable as possible for every user.

Changing the way this website looks

If you are having trouble reading this website you can change the way it looks. The settings available are slightly different in each browser but most allow you to change the text size, colour and layout.

You can adjust the size of nearly all the text on this website by using the text size setting in your browser menu. This setting is found under View or Zoom in most browsers. Or you can us CTL+ or CTL- to make text bigger or smaller.

Some browsers allow you to change the default font and background colours you use. These settings are usually found in the Options or Preferences menus.

Many browsers allow you to remove all layout and styling by turning off the website style sheets. If your browser supports this setting you will most likely find it in the Settings or Preferences menu.

Keyboard access

Most browsers let you skip from link to link using the Tab key. The current link will be highlighted. To move backwards, hold down Shift and press the Tab key.

We do not use access keys as they may interfere with keyboard controls of browsers and screen readers.

We try to develop in a way that whatever browser you use, you should be able to access core information on our site.

Supported browsers

Popular browsers (based on our site's usage statistics) are fully supported. If you are using an older browser, we may not be able to give you full visual and interactive richness.

We thoroughly tested our website on a variety of popular tablets and mobile devices too.

PDF documents

Some of our forms and leaflets can be downloaded as PDFs. PDF files can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader which is a free download available from the Adobe website.

The Adobe website provides information to help make Adobe PDF files accessible to users with visual disabilities, it also has online conversions tools to make PDFs more accessible.


Some information on our main website is available in Gaelic. There are also Gaelic educational resources.

We always want to improve accessibility, so if you have any helpful suggestions you can contact us by emailing the Digital Media Team.