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Making our website accessible for all users

Our website is always being updated and improved. We've tried to build it in a way that places accessibility

and usability at the centre.   


We've introduced many new accessibility features to help make your experience of our website as good as possible. 

We believe you should be able to access this site’s information with assistive technology, like JAWS (Job Access With Speech), NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access), ZoomText, and Dragon Naturally Speaking. It should also be usable with screen magnifiers and your operating system’s speech recognition software.

Help using computers, the web and assistive technology

If you need extra help in using computers, the web and assistive technology, we recommend

BBC My Web, My Way. This site has videos and information to help you use the accessibility

features of your computer and how to make it easier to use the web.


Browsers we support

Our accessibility features work when using the following browsers:

  • Chrome

  • Safari

  • Firefox

  • Android browser 

  • Internet Explorer 10, 11 and 12.

We have chosen these browsers because they are the most common, covering over 98% of all web users.

Get the best experience

Making the text bigger

You may be able to change the text size in your browser.


Change the colours

We’ve tried to use colours that make the words on our webpages easy to read, but we know that some people have trouble with reading text on certain colours. You may be able to use your own colours with your browser.

Heading structure

We do our best to ensure that all pages of our website have a correct heading structure, which makes them easier

to navigate.


We have made sure that our most visited pages have a correct heading structure, and we are working to make sure that any new pages, as well as older pages on our site meet this standard.


To make things easier for screen reader users, all images in our site have alternative text that clearly describes

what they show.


Our links always use link text that makes sense out of context, so that what we're linking to

is clear to everyone.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support

style sheets, the content of each page is designed to be still readable.

Accessibility problems across a large site

Some accessibility problems can only be checked by viewing every page of a site, being a large site sometimes problems can be missed.

If you find a problem on any page, please email We'll fix it.

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