COMPAS is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public access to information and data produced by our staff members. We offer alternative formats for pages on this website. To request an alternative format please contact and this will be provided within 21 working days. We normally offer the following alternative formats:

  • Braille
  • Large Print

COMPAS uses the Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit (ARACU) at the University of Oxford to convert materials into Braille and as such production turn around times will depend on their workload at the time of request.

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A description of every image is provided, either in the alt tag or on the page itself.


We try to ensure that link text makes sense out of context and that it accurately describes the pages it points to. You can use the tab key on your keyboard (as well as your mouse) to move from consecutive link to link.

PDF files

Some of the information on our website is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access and PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. Later versions of this software provide a number of features that improve access for users.

If you require any further information regarding the COMPAS website, please contact