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Website accessibility

We try to make our site accessible to as many users as possible and to comply with 'AA' level of the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

Visually impaired users

The site has been tested by an independent expert to make it as usable as possible for blind and partially-sighted users. Users of JAWS screen reader software should note that these tests were carried out with version 9.6.  

Using this site with your keyboard

Moving around the main menus

Use the TAB key to move around the navigation menus. Use the down arrow key to open up a menu and then use the arrow keys to move around the menu's links. Open a link with the Return key.

Viewing PDF files

This site contains a large number of downloadable PDF files which may present issues to users of earlier versions of JAWS screen reader with Adobe Reader. You should, if possible, use the latest versions of both applications.

Read Out Loud

Find out more about using the Read Out Loud feature with PDF files at Please note that this feature may only be available in Adobe PDF Reader. You should check for a similar tool if you use other PDF reading software.

Customising your own computer

The Web Accessibility Initiatve (WAI) provides guidance on how to customise your particular browser and computer for better web browsing:

Accessibility toolbars 

A number of open source accessibility toolbars are available to help you set how you want to view web pages. Please note that these are third party tools and SFC has no responsibility or control over them.

Web browsers

You should upgrade to the most recent version of your preferred browser (all free upgrades).

Browser accessibility support

Further information

If you still have any problems viewing pages on the site using any of the above browsers please email

If you have any comments that could improve this site please email us at

If you would like to receive any document in an alternative format, including braille, please email us at