The Diocese of Leeds is committed to improving access to our website so that information on the site is accessible to the widest audience.


We recognise that the accessibility of our website is a much about content as the structure of the site. Wherever possible we have tried to produce information in plain language.

PDF documents

Some fo the documents included on the website are provided as Adobe PDFs. We recognise that PDF documents can be inaccessible to assistive technologies such as screen readers. Please read the information below to assist you.

Get the right version of Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader is the free software you can download to open and read PDF. Older versions of Adobe Reader were called Acrobat Reader.

Adobe recommend upgrading to the latest version of Adobe Reader to take advantage of new accessibility features.

Only the full version of Adobe Reader (around 20 megabyte) supports accessibility features. Be aware that other versions such as Adobe Reader standard and Adobe Elements do not provide the same features.

Full version accessibility features include Accessibility Quick Check, text reflow and Read Out Loud. Read out loud is the text-to-speech engine built into Adobe Reader.

When installing Adobe Reader on your computer for the first time, the presence of access technology on your system triggers the install shield to include five extra pages of options. The default options are recommended.

Download Adobe Reader


We welcome any feedback or questions that you have regarding the accessibility of the site. Please contact us at