Accessibility help

We want everyone to be able to access our website. This page explains how the site has been designed to be accessible.

Accessibility features

  • A skip to content link to help screen reader and keyboard users access content quickly
  • A search facility and sitemap
  • Resizable text (see below)
  • All links are written to be understandable out of context
  • Where video and audio are used, text alternatives are provided

Resizing text

You can change the font size through your browser:

  • In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
  • In Firefox select View, then Zoom, then Zoom In.
  • In Safari select View, then Zoom In.

It is also possible to overwrite font size and colours for all sites you visit. Visit the BBC's accessibility pages for more information on how to do this.

Our site's code

The site has been built to comply with standards (x)HTML and CSS2. At every stage the code has been checked for accessibility. Parts of this site utilize JavaScript. In every instance, device-independent event handlers have been implemented so that use of the mouse is not required. Additionally, all content and functionality are available even if scripting has been disabled in the browser. In older browsers (Netscape and Internet Explorer 4 and earlier) it will appear as an unstyled document. All information and functionality will still be accessible.

Feedback

We welcome feedback on the Accessibility and usability of our website.  If you have had any problems while using our site, please contact us.