Accessibility

This web site has been designed to be accessible. A number of features have been implemented to facilitate access to this web site. Details of these can be found on this page. Other useful resources are also described here and on subsequent page of this section of the site.

Customising Web Pages and Assistive Technologies

There are a number of ways in which a web page can be customised in order to make it easier to read and easier to see.

Text size, colour and page colours can be changed, through to changing the entire look of the web page using Cascading Style Sheets. For more information on how to carry out these changes please visit the “Customising web pages” page.

For those who have difficulty viewing or reading this web site, there are assistive technologies such as Screen Readers that can be used with this website. For more details please visit the “Screen readers” page.

Mouse and Navigation Alternatives

There are a number of alternatives using a mouse to navigate around this web site.

The tab key can be used to navigate around this web site in a logical manner

Access keys have been defined for this web site. A combination of using the ALT key and a number key will take you to core parts of the web site. Please go to the mouse alternatives page for more information on these.

A Site Map has been made available for this website. This map provides, on one page, all of the links to the main sections of this web site. This allows one click access to all sections of this site. To view the Site Map please visit the Site Map tab.

Finally a Breadcrumb is provided to allow easy easy navigation between sections and pages. Please see the mouse alternatives tab for more information.

For more useful information on web site accessibility please visit the BBC’s accessibility pages at http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/. These pages provide in depth information on the many techniques that can be utilised to improve web site accessibility.