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We want this website to be easy to use, and as accessible as possible to all visitors.

Some of the things we do to make our web pages accessible

  • Visitors can resize text on the web pages
  • Images have alternative text descriptions
  • We use plain backgrounds to improve the readability of text
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using colour
  • We try to use clearly labelled links that still make sense when read out of context
  • We try to use straightforward English on our web pages, and we include a glossary of migration terms.
  • We try to ensure that the website works well when viewed with a range of browsers, including FireFox, Internet Explorer [IE 6 and later versions] and Safari.

Display settings

You can change the appearance of this website by changing your web browser settings. For instance, you can change the background colour and the text size. The BBC's My Web My Way (opens in a new window) website has information on how to adjust these and other settings in your specific operating system and browser.

Web pages look different depending on both the size of your computer monitor and the screen resolution setting [the higher the screen resolution setting, the more information you can see on your screen without scrolling]. This website is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

Files formats used on this website

We use pdf [portable document format] file format for some documents. If you don't have the software to read pdf files, you can get Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge at: (opens in a new window)  

We use Microsoft Word file format for some documents. If you don’t have Word software, you can use the free Word viewer to view, print and copy Word documents. Go to the Microsoft website’s Word Viewer (opens in a new window) page for more information and to download a viewer.

Let us know if you have any problems using the website

Trying to make our website easy to use and accessible is an ongoing job. We welcome any comments or suggestions on how we can improve the website.

If you have any problems using our website or viewing the information, let us know and we will see if there’s anything we can do – to help with this, please give as much information as you can about the problem, for instance: which web page you were on, what happened, what browser you are using [if you know - for example, Internet Explorer version 9, Firefox version 17].

You can contact us by using our online feedback form, by email to

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