This page explains the accessibility features that have been incorporated into this website.

Accessibility Rating

We strive to achieve a 'AA' WAI rating for top level and main content pages. The main points are as follows:

Text Size

Text size is measured in relative units. If you find that the text is too small for you to read, you can change it to a size you're more comfortable with:

Windows Internet Explorer, use the View > Text Size menu.

In Macintosh Internet Explorer and Netscape 6 and 7, use the View > Text Zoom menu.

In Opera, use the Zoom selector.

In Firefox and other Mozilla browsers, use the View > Increase Text Size option.

In Safari, use the View > Make Text Bigger option.

If you use a wheel-mouse, you may be able to change the text size by holding down the Control or Command key and turning the wheel. In some browsers you can change the text size using Control or Command and the + and - keys. In certain browsers, these functions may 'zoom' the entire site rather than just the text.


All images on this site are accompanied by descriptive text.


All features of the site are available without the use of Javascript or Flash.


For information on PDF files and accessibility visit


We recommend you upgrade to the latest version of whichever browser you are using to ensure all accessibility features are available. Below you will find links to various alternative browsers:

JAWS screen reader

Download a free trial copy of the screen reader Jaws.
MAGic screen magnification

Information on screen magnification software


Screen reader with Braille support.

Scottish Peer Education Network

SPEN is a project run by Fast Forward that promotes and supports peer education. Free resources, news, support and advice are all a click away.

Substance misuse materials

We create resources on a variety of substance misuse issues for use in the classroom or youth group. They're designed by young people, for young people, so click here to check them out!