We’ve tried to build this website in a way that puts accessibility first. This page deals mostly with practical aspects, like how you view this site in your browser. But I’ve also tried to write in an accessible and user-friendly way, and I would welcome feedback about what’s helpful and what is not.

I’d like you to be able to access this site’s information with assistive technology,  screen magnifiers and your operating system’s speech recognition software.

I’d be very grateful for your feedback on how accessible this site is for you, so that we can keep improving it. Please contact me on

Help using computers, the web and assistive technology

If you need extra help in using computers, the web and assistive technology, you might want to take a look at 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

The accessibility features on this site work when using the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Android browser
  • Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11

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

Get the best experience

Skipping to main content

If you’re using a screen reader or keyboard, use the ‘Skip to content’ link at the top of every page to skip the navigation and get to the content quickly.

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 these webpages easy to read, but know that some people have trouble with reading text on certain colours. You may be able to use your own colours with your browser.

Document downloads

A small amount of content on this site may be provided in PDF (Portable Document Format) or Word document format. If you find you can’t open these, you may need to install some free software. If you’re not sure what to download, please email and I’ll do what I can to help!

Alternative formats

If you want any information on this site in an alternative format please email with your details. I’ll do my best to get you the information you need, in a format that works for you.


To make things easier for screen reader users, all images in this site have alternative text that clearly describes what they show.


Wherever possible, the links on this site 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

Some accessibility problems can only be checked by viewing every page of a site. If you do find a problem please let me know –