Accessibility statement

We've endeavoured to make this website usable and accessible to a wide range of users. This page explains some of the features which should make this site easier to use. There are also links to other websites that can help you. If you are experiencing any problems accessing the information on this site .

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Accessibility features

  • A 'skip to content' link and a 'skip to main navigation' link is available in the header section to provide quick access to these sections on the page.
  • You can use the keyboard to access all pages of this site.
  • Images have alternative descriptive text except images that are purely decorative.
  • Access keys are not implemented due to conflict issues with some assistive technologies.
  • Each page has a link to the site map listing all the pages within our site.

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Change the text size

  • Internet Explorer: View > Text size
  • Firefox: View > Text size
  • Opera: File > Preferences > Fonts > Minimum font size (pixels)
  • Netscape: View > Text size

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Navigating this site

  • You can access the main sections of this website in the menu on the left hand side.
  • You can navigate within each section using the secondary menu that appears below it.
  • There is a 'breadcrumb trail' above the page title which shows you where you are in the site. You can click each link in the breadcrumb trail to navigate around.
  • There is a site map listing all pages on the website.
  • A search facility is available on every page.
  • The home page can be reached by clicking on the Welcome To Your Library logo.
  • Links to pages that will assist you using this site are in the header menu in the top left hand corner.
  • Links to pages that give you legal information are in the footer menu in the bottom left hand corner.

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Downloading documents

Most documents on this site are in PDF format. You can download a PDF reader for free. If you require any documents in a different format or size please contact us.

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Printing from this site

Click on the 'print this page' link at the bottom of the page to create a print 'friendly' version.

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Registering with this site

Registering with this site enables you to:

  • take part in discussions on the message board
  • sign up to recieve our e-digest
  • post events

When you register you will receive an email from us. Please click on the link in the email to authorise your registration.

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Adapt your computer

To find out ways to adapt your computer specifically for your requirements visit the BBC My Web, My Way website.

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Accessibility compliance

This site is expected to reach Priority Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The site will be fully tested in it's live environment before any badges are applied.

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Standards compliance

This site has been built to XHTML 1.0 standards:

This site has been built to CSS 2.0 standards:


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