We are committed to making our own website usable by all people, whatever their abilities or disabilities.
Find the right assistive technology to customise this site to your needs
While the site has been created to be usable ‘as is’, many people are likely to get the most accessible experience of using this site by customising their computer to suit their individual needs – for example: to get the site spoken to them, to change its colour scheme, or increase the size of its fonts.
If that sounds like it would be useful to you, we recommend you visit BBC My Web, My Way to access information and videos of how these customisations – either using accessibility features of your computer or through installing assistive technologies – might suit you.
Our on-site accessibility tools
Skiplinks are a means to help users of screen readers jump from the beginning of a page to another section of the page. Visual users can scan a page quickly to identify the larger sections and skip over large blocks of text or links, but users of screen readers can’t easily do that. Skiplinks provide a means to leap from the very top of a page to an alternate section of that page.
Toggle buttons for high-contrast and larger fonts
Low contrast between the background of the website and it’s text can make it very difficult for users with low vision or other visual disabilities. Whilst we have created this site to produce a high-contrast experience for all our users, we have included the functionality to increase that contrast even further if required.
Similarly, our site is created using large readable text. We have included a button to increase the text size. If text size is an ongoing issue for you we recommend that you increase the default text size in your browser.
Let us know if you have difficulties using this site
If you find anything on the site difficult to use, please let us know. Details of how to get in touch are on our Contact page. Please state that you are making a ‘Site problem report’.
In order for us to address any issues you are having with the site as quickly as possible, we need some details about the difficulties you are having. Here is a sample message which outlines the kind of information we need.
I had problems on the web page [web address (URL), or describe the page where the problem occurs].
I tried to [describe what you were trying to do on the site].
The problem was [describe what doesn’t work for you or what doesn’t work the way you expected].
This meant I was unable to [describe what you had hoped to do on the website].
Optional: “I have no trouble on” [describe a similar site that works for you].
Here is some information to help you diagnose and fix the problem.
I use a [your computer operating system] with the [name and version of your browser].
I also use [describe any assistive technology you use, or settings you changed – if this is relevant].