Our website has been built with accessibility in mind, with the aim of making it accessible to the widest possible range of users, including those who are less familiar or less comfortable with using the internet, and those affected by visual or hearing impairment.

We have endeavoured to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

The website has been built in accordance with W3C good practice standards for robust technical design.  It utilises Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the presentation of pages (though the site’s information remains available even if CSS is disabled).  Properly structured XHTML markup has been used for content.

Website pages 

This website uses relative font sizes.  Users can resize text as needed. Click here for more information.

Disclosed documents

The majority of documents date from the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Most are typewritten, some handwritten.  The original text is not available in a digital form, however the pdfs include an accessibility layer for use with screen reader tools.

We are currently replacing the pdfs on the website. This is being done in two stages. Stage 1 delivers improved image quality. Stage 2 enables us to take advantage of an upgrade to our supplier's Optical Character Recognition software.  This should benefit the areas of our site that use OCR ie search and some browse methods. We ask you to bear with us during Stage 1, as some documents will suffer a temporary reduction in the quality of the accessibility layer.

The Panel's Report

The Report section offers facilities  to download the Report as a pdf, either in-full or by section.  The pdfs include an accessibility layer for use with screen reader tools.

Audio and video (AV)

All AV clips are presented with a transcript.