Browsers and display issues
We do our best to use the latest web standards in the design and build of our websites. We suggest you use one of the following browsers:
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer version 7 or above
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
Our website may look different in some browsers than others but will work in the same way on all of those listed.
Speech and text versions with Readspeaker
When you click on the 'Listen to this page' link on any of our pages, ReadSpeaker software will read the content of the page aloud. It can also read PDF documents on the website.
ReadSpeaker should not require any downloads, installation or plug-ins of software and should work on most computers and support most browsers.
All that is required is a live internet connection, browser and speakers (or headphones). ReadSpeaker will work on slower connections (33k modem and up).
How to activate ReadSpeaker
- Click on the 'Listen to this page' (at top right) on any page - a new Readspeaker player window will open
- You can play, pause or stop the reading of content by using the controls in the new window
- Make sure your volume is turned up
Please note that Readspeaker will still read the page in English even if translated using the Google translate feature.
Translation to other languages
You can translate any page from our website into a number of other languages by using the Google translate feature at the bottom of each page.
These translations are usually understandable but not perfect and there may be restrictions on the volume of text that can be translated at any one time. For customers who call in person or phone, our public offices can arrange interpreters over the telephone through the Language Line service.