Accessibility statement

How to use our website

Our website is designed to work well for everybody including people with disabilities who may not be able to use a standard web browser. Making websites work well for people with disabilities is known as accessibility. We aim to meet the recommended standards so our website is accessible for all.

You can find out more by visiting the W3C website. W3C is an international community of people working together to develop web standards. The BBC website includes ‘How to’ guides which are easy to follow.

W3C website
BBC how to guides

Quick guide

Font sizes
You can use your browser to change the size of the displayed font. By default, all text is set in a relative sized font. This means that you can resize the text if you want or need to from within your browser.

Internet Explorer – use the View > Text Size menu.
Netscape 6 and 7 – use the View > Text Zoom menu.
Opera – use the Zoom selector.
Firefox – use the View > Increase Text Size option.
Chrome – use the View > Text Zoom menu
Safari – use the View > Make Text Bigger option.

Our website is compatible with these browsers and we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version.

Images
Images have alt text where they add to the comprehension of the page. The alt attribute is an alternative for the image and describes its purpose.

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured mark-up ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

In addition to the accessibility measures that we have included on this website, most web browsers will usually allow you to adjust the way in which web pages are displayed. Please see your browser’s help features for more information.

Screen readers and Javascript
If you use a screen reader to access our site, we recommend that you turn off JavaScript. We have designed the site to work correctly without the need to enable JavaScript and screen readers will perform better without it.

Get in touch
Whilst we have tried to ensure that our website is accessible to everyone, we appreciate accessibility problems may still arise from time to time. Should you be aware of any accessibility problems with this website, please contact us, letting us know about the problem you have encountered.