We're committed to providing a website that is accessible and easy to use for the widest range of visitors possible. We believe that this is an ongoing process and are constantly seeking to improve.
Our website has been designed to adhere to best practice by following W3C standards.
Pages have been built to comply with a minimum standard of WCAG 2.0 single 'A' guidelines. Wherever possible we aim to extend this to 'AA' and 'AAA' compliance.
There are a number of steps we have taken to address accessibility needs that are detailed below:
The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all presentation and layout so that content is well structured and easily accessible via assistive devices.
Text size can be increased or decreased in your browser by following these steps:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome
Where possible, all images used for non aesthetic reasons have descriptive alternative text.
Content across the site has been written and formatted to make it as accessible as possible. This includes:
Wherever possible we have designed pages and chosen colours to be accessible to colour-blind users. Where contrast is limited, we are working towards a solution by reviewing our current colour palette.
RICH MEDIA CONTENT
We are using YouTube to host our videos, descriptions and captioning. These captions can be accessed by clicking the 'CC' button within the video player.
In order to avoid any conflict with personal access keys you may have set up on your computer, we have chosen not to install bespoke access keys on this site. Efforts have been made to ensure the site is as easy to navigate as possible.
More information on how to make your browsing experience easier is available for the BBC's My Web My Way website. This includes advice and help for those who may benefit from making changes to their browser, operating system or computer to be able to view the web in a more accessible way