The Department for Work and Pensions wants to make sure that the widest possible range of people finds this website easy to use, or “accessible”. We are always looking at ways of improving the accessibility of our website.
Changing the size of the text on this website
To change the text size use the Text size options at the top of most pages.
- For larger text, select the right hand letter A+.
- For smaller text, select the left hand letter A-.
- To return the text size to the default setting, select the middle letter A.
You can also change the text size using your browser menu. In the View menu, select Text Size, Text Zoom or Zoom.
Changing the look of this website
Most browsers allow you to change the look of websites – for example by:
- changing the colour of the text or background
- changing the font used for text
- removing images.
Use the help menu in your browser to find out how to do this. You may also be able to make changes using any accessibility features that are part of your device’s operating system.
Help with PDF documents
You can download Portable Document Format (PDF) documents using Adobe Reader– available free of charge.
PDF documents are usually marked with this icon.
Assistive technology and PDF documents
Adobe Reader allows you to extract the text of an Adobe PDF document and save it as a text file. This feature is particularly useful when you want to read the document on a note-taker or emboss the file with a Braille printer.
- Information for users with disabilities on the RNIB website (‘Reader access to PDF: a users guide' document)
Most images on this website have alternative text that describes their contents or function. Images used in purely decorative graphics or for layout do not include alternative text.
The BBC has more information about changing your browser, operating system, or computer settings to view websites in a more accessible way, go to the BBC’s My Web My Way.
We welcome feedback on the accessibility and usability of our site.