Accessibility

We believe it’s important to provide a site that caters for users of all levels of ability.

If you experience any difficulty using this site please let us know.

This site adheres to AA minimum standard as part of the W3C guidelines.

Links

Most links on the site have title attributes which describes the link. Many browsers can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list separately from the page. All links can be followed in any browser, even if scripting is turned off. There are no links that open in new windows or to external sites without warning.

BrowseAloud

Our site uses an assistive technology programme called BrowseAloud. BrowseAloud helps people who require reading support by reading out words on the site as you move your cursor over the text.

Tables

All tables on the site have descriptive ALT attributes.

Images

All images used on the site have descriptive ALT attributes.

How to resize the text on this site

We have a tool that allows you to increase and decrease the font size on this site. You will find this functionality on the top right hand corner of every page.

How to resize the text using your browser

To increase the text size in your browser:

  • in Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari, hold control and press +
  • in older Internet Explorer versions, go to the ‘view' menu and choose from the ‘text size' options.

To decrease the text size in your browser:

  • in Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari, hold control and press -
  • in older Internet Explorer versions, go to the ‘view' menu and choose from the ‘text size' options.

My web my way

The BBC has a comprehensive list of guides that cover a range of accessibility topics; see My Web My Way for more information.



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