Accessibility

For help using the accessibility features of your web browser to make this site easier to use, we recommend the advice from BBC My Web, My Way

Policy

We try to ensure this website can be used effectively by all visitors, and have made our best efforts to ensure that the core content this site is accessible. Our aim is to:

  • deliver the same information and the same general functionality to all users regardless of the platform used to access them;
  • support multi-modal access (e.g. text equivalents of video/audio);
  • facilitate customisation (e.g. freedom to apply user stylesheets);

We use automated tools to help identify potential accessibility problems with the website, and follow good practice where it exists, for example in ensuring that alternative formats exist for images, that page templates are well-structured for navigation and that functionality does not depend on use of a mouse. Whilst we believe the website platform itself to be broadly accessible, the accessiblity of individual sites using this service will depend in part in the efforts taken by their publishers, and we encourage users to get in touch with the publishers if they identify accessibility problems.

Much of the internet remains, and particularly rich social media applications are, not fully accessible to all users. We choose third party partners and tools with the aim of providing useful information and features, accessible to as many people as possible, and to ensure core content is accessible to all, and seek to publish alternative formats where not.

If you wish to provide any feedback concerning the accessibility of this site as a whole or would like to know more about how we are working to make the site accessible, please contact us.