Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility

Our website contains, by design, a number of accessibility and usability features; our aim being to make this website accessible to everyone.

If you have any feedback or experience a problem of any kind then please email us at info [AT]

Access Keys

The first item on every page on this website is a ‘Skip to Content’ link; allowing you to move directly to where the main page content starts. The second item is a ‘Skip to Navigation’ link allowing you to move to where the main menu starts. This feature will benefit users with screen readers or text browsers.

Access keys allow users to navigate directly to specific sections of this website and assist those who do not use a pointing device such as a mouse.

The accesskey assignments we have used are as follows:

  • N = Skip to site navigation
  • S = Skip to site content

These can be activated by pressing Alt (PC) or Ctrl (Mac) along with the relevant key. Internet Explorer users may also need to press the enter (or return) key after pressing Alt and the relevant access key.

We have only provided access keys for the two items above as there is not currently an established assignment convention.

Standards compliance

All pages on this site:

  • are designed to validate to xHTML 1.0 Transitional standards as defined by the W3C.
  • are presented using valid style sheets, validated using the W3C CSS validation service.
  • use structured, semantic markup with the content separated from the presentational code.

Visual Design and Layout

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for its visual design and layout. If your browser or browsing device does not provide support for CSS, the content of each page is still readable. Our style sheets should accommodate any browser, including those used by mobile devices.

Text Size

All the text in this website can be resized using the controls in your browser, as it uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified ‘text-size’ option in visual browsers.

The font size can be amended by using the appropiate menu options as follows:

  • Firefox: View > Text size
  • Internet Explorer: View > Text size
  • Opera: File > Preferences > Fonts > Minimum font size (pixels)
  • Safari: View > Make Text Bigger (or Make Text Smaller)

Alternatively, scroll with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key.


Links within this website use title attributes. These supply additional information about the nature of a link. Links are also provided in such a way that they make sense out of context.


All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Decorative graphics are either included within the CSS file or include null ALT attributes.

Learn More

Visit the My Web My Way section of the BBC website to learn more about how to change your browser’s default settings.