Our accessibility statement

This site is built with accessibility in mind. We follow the industry standard W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines so that our site is available to everyone.
Our approach
We’ve followed current the best practice which means the site will work on any modern web browser. If you have an older browser the site will still work but may not look as it is designed to be.

The pages of this site are made in a semantic way, that means the page structure is clear even when styling is turned off. We’ve used relative sizes for text so you can easily make the text larger or smaller using your browser’s zoom options (usually under the View menu) or our accessibility button.

All images should have alternative text so that if you turn off images or have a spoken browser, you’ll still be able to read the content. We’ve also implemented print stylesheets so the site should be clear and easy to read if you decide to print out some pages.

Further to this, we have ensured the ability to navigate the site via keyboard, so all menus can be accessed via keyboard and all sections are highlighted when tab targeted with all text is set to the correct contrast and forms have relevant error messages and relevant field names. 

Our Toolbar

Our accessibility toolbar allows you to set: 

  • Font size (increase/decrease) 
  • Grayscale 
  • Negative Contrast 
  • High Contrast 
  • Light Background 
  • Links Underline 
  • Readable Font 

Further help

The BBC’s My Web My Way website is an excellent resource with lots of accessibility tips on how to get the most out of your web browser.
Conformance and standards
This site conforms to a minimum of Level AA compliance of the W3C’s web content accessibility guidelines. The site has been built adhering to modern web standards and all pages should be XHTML and CSS compliant. 

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