Accessibility

This website conforms to Level A of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and has under gone third-party usability testing. However if you notice anyareas where we could improve please contact us.

Regions

The site employs HTML5 and ARIA-Regions to allow people using screen readers and those who navigate screen using a keyboard, to quickly jump between sections of the page.

Font

The font used in this website is a sans-serif font, Ariel, which the WAI recommend for reading on computer screens.

Zoom

Most mordern web browsers allow you to zoom in to enlarge the text and images on the screen.

To change zoom level using your mouse wheel

Press and hold a CTRL key with one hand.
Move you mouse wheel up (to increase) or down (to decrease) text size.
Let go of the CTRL key.

To change Font size using your keyboard:

Select Increase Text Size or Decrease Text Size from the View menu. Alternatively hold down the CTRL key and + key or hold down the CTRL key and - key.

Using your browser settings - Internet Explorer (PC)
Click on the cog icon in the top left corner. Select zoom from the menu.

Using your browser settings - Firefox
Click on the menu icon in the top left corner (Three lines). Use the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to change the zoom level.

Using your browser settings - Chrome
Click on the menu icon in the top left corner (Three lines). Use the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to change the zoom level.

Transcripts of Audio and Video content

We are currently in the process of producing transcripts for our audio and video content for people with hearing impairments. However if you need urgent access to specific audio/video content, please contact us.

Alternative ways to read PDF files

This website uses a PDF format to display various documents. If you are not able to use Adobe Acrobat Reader you can use the online tool which converts PDF files to a format which can be used with screen-reading programs.

To use Adobe's online tool:

  1. Find the URL of the PDF you want to convert, and copy the URL into your clipboard (right click on the hyperlink to the PDF, select "properties" and then copy the URL).
  2. Go to Adobe's online tool paste the URL into the form field.
  3. Follow the instructions onscreen (output in "text" format for best results)

Read more about Adobe Reader and accessibility on the Adobe website

More Help

My Web, My Way (A BBC site on making the web easier to use)