Website Accessibility

Access Options

At the top of each page there are options to make the text larger and/or change the background colour. If Cookies are enabled on your browser, the text options will apply to all subsequent pages of the site.

All pages are WAI AAA-Approved using WAVE to the extent of passing the automatic aspects of the online test for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 as issued by the W3C Web Access Initiative. As an alternative to navigation, all pages can be accessed from the Site Map.Pages and documents on this site can be made available in large print and alternative formats on request.

Access Keys

The following accesskeys (based on the UK government standard accesskeys) work throughout this site:

An accesskey is a hidden navigation aid that allows people to perform a common action on a website by use of a keyboard shortcut. They are particularly useful for people who need or prefer to use the keyboard to move through a site.

To use accesskeys:
  • Internet Explorer: hold the ALT key and press the letter of the relevant accesskey together, then press RETURN.
  • Firefox: hold the ALT key and the SHIFT key and press the letter of the relevant accesskey.
  • Google Chrome: hold the ALT key and press the letter of the relevant accesskey

Web Access Help from the BBC

The BBC website provides a resource for making the web a more accessible place. The My web my way site provides accessibility help, enabling computer users to make the most of the internet whatever their ability or disability. Choose a topic you would like help with and we will redirect you to the relevant BBC how to guide:


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Help with Using this Site

Viewing

This site is best viewed at a screen width of 1024. To utilise all the effects and facilities on these web pages please ensure your browser is up to date (this site does not fully support Internet Explorer 6 or 7)..

Content

The content of each page appears in this central white panel. The arrow at the bottom of each page moves the focus to the top of the page and the menu.

Navigation

The horizontal and left-hand navigation menus list site sections and their pages on drop-down menus.

The site can also be navigated from the Site Map.

Search Engines

The Search page allows the site to be searched for words on Google or via the tagging system. This search is also available on each page at upper right.

Access Options

Top right are options to make the text larger and/or change the background colour. If Cookies are enabled on your browser, the text options will apply to all subsequent pages of the site.

The facility to make the text bigger may be preferable to changing browser View-Text Size settings, as it predominately adjusts just the content text without distorting the layout. 

All pages are WAI AAA-Approved to the extent of passing the automatic aspects of the online test for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 as issued by the W3C Web Access Initiative.

As an alternative to navigation, all pages can be accessed from the Site Map.

Printing

Your browser will print just the content of the page without the menus or header. The content should fit to A4 paper width if the margins of the printer are properly adjusted.

Last Modified: 15 Jun 2013