Accessibility

This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible. We have attempted to comply specifically with Priority 1 and Priority 2 guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG). If you encounter any problems using this website please email us and we will try to rectify the problem.

Access Keys

Access keys have not been implemented due to their possible interference with other applications you may be using to aid your viewing of this website.

Skip links

‘Skip to content’ and ‘Skip to navigation’ links have been provided to allow users of text-only browsers and screen readers to jump straight to the required part of the current page.

Browser Preferences

We recommend My Web My Way, a partnerhsip between BBC online and AbilityNet which ‘provides advice and help to all those people who would benefit from making changes to their browser, operating system, or computer to be able to view BBC online and the rest of the web in a more accessible way’.

Microsoft Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) files

This site contains links to Word and PDF files which we realise visually impaired users might have difficulty with. Microsoft have provided accessibility tutorials for Word 2000, 2002, 20032007 and 2010. Adobe’s ‘Information for users with disabilities‘ provides help and information for PDF files.