We are committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives visitors full access to the website information.
All pages of this website conform to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines are the internationally recognized benchmark for building accessible websites.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformity to these guidelines also makes websites more user friendly for all people.
Making changes to your operating system
Advice from the BBC showing users how to make full use of accessibility settings in browsers and operating systems.
Advice for Microsoft users
Advice for Apple users
Advice for Linux users
A description of every image is provided, either in the alt tag or on the page itself.
We try to ensure that link text makes sense out of context and that it accurately describes the pages it points to. You can use the tab key on your keyboard (as well as your mouse) to move from consecutive link to link.
Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. Later versions of this software provide a number of features that improve access for users.