Accessibility for all has been one of the major drivers behind the creation of this website. We have tried to make sure that this site can be used with access technologies to make the site as user friendly and accessible as possible.
Changing colours, font, text size and other settings
All modern browsers allow you to change colours and font sizes. We have tried to create a site which does not get in the way when you change these settings.
How to adjust your text size
To increase the size of the text on a web page first you will need to select “View” from the toolbar at the top of the page once selected you will then need to select “Text Size” from the list of options. You will then be presented with a different text size option to choose from. This is illustrated in the image below.
You will need to select the “View” and then the “Zoom” option you will then be given the option to increase the size of the text or to zoom in to the page. This is illustrated in the image below:
Press Cmd and + to increase the size
Press Cmd and - to decrease the size
Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size
For further advice on changing this and other settings, please visit the BBC’s accessibility pages.
You can choose your operating system (for example, Windows), your Browser (for example, Internet Explorer) and the problem you are trying to fix. You will then get lots of relevant advice on accessibility settings.
What we have done
We try to write in plain English and avoid jargon. If you do not understand something, please let us know.
The site uses simple heading structures which should make it easier to navigate, especially for people who use screen readers.
We try our best to comply with code standards (CSS and HTML) and W3C WAI guidelines.
Useful external websites
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
- Microsoft® Accessibility
- Jaws Screen Reader Software
- BBC Accessibility