Accessibility statement

The NPIA is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience regardless of ability.

The Internet has helped to change the way people work and communicate. We would like to give control to the user and let them decide how they will view the site. The website offers accessibility options that are easy to discover, understand and select.

The site aims to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) guidelines.

Web accessibility initiative

This website endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. The Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these guidelines helps to make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all users.

There may be some pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an ongoing process and older content may not yet reach the standards in all areas.

If you have any problems accessing any information on the site, please email us and we will endeavour to fix the problem or provide the information in an appropriate format.

W3C validation service

This website is built using code compliant with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets.

W3C is the governing authority on web development standards and practices. The site displays correctly with recent versions of the most popular browsers, and using standard XHTML code means that any future browsers should also display this website correctly. If you have a problem viewing any part of this website in your browser, email the web team .

Listen to this site

You can listen to the content of this site being read aloud by clicking on the BrowseAloud icon in your system tray - bottom right of your screen.

If you do have the Browsealoud option but would like to find out how to install this please follow the link to BrowseAloud.

Increasing text size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings.

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.
If you use Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.


All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes.

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.