We want our website to be accessible for everyone, no matter what device or assistive technology you’re using.
- We have tried to use clear, simple words which are easy to understand
- We haven’t used any blinking or flashing on our website
- We don’t use pop ups on our website
Font and text size
The font sizes used on the website are fully flexible. You can change the font size to make it either larger or smaller via your browser settings.
- To increase text size on our website press both “Ctrl” and “+” keys
- To decrease text size on a website press both “Ctrl” and “-” keys (or “apple” symbol key and “-“ for Apple Mac computers users)
We have taken care to ensure that the site’s colour combinations ensure information is still clear when viewed by all.
We use Adobe PDFs for additional information and downloads. Adobe PDF Reader is freely available for use on any computer and a link to the software has been provided.
Links and navigation
Structuring a website so it is simple helps to improve the experience for all.
- To move down a page without using the mouse, press the downward arrow key
- To move up a page without using the mouse, press the upward arrow key
You can use the ‘select language’ feature at the top of each page to be able to read the website in the language of your choice.
Help with using websites
There are some very simple changes that you can make to your computer that can make it easier to see, hear, understand or use websites on the internet as well as other programmes on your computer, such as Word for Windows, You can change the text size, colours, using a magnifier, use your keyboard instead of the mouse or make your mouse easier to use, as well as other things.
Detailed information and instructions can be found on the BBC website: My Web My Way http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/index.shtml alongside links to other useful resources.