Accessibility statement

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 watch videos of how these customisations – either using accessibility features of your computer or through installing assistive technologies– might suit you.

We are also planning to incorporate some of these customisations within this site in the future, to make it easier for people to use who cannot customise their computer for some reason.

Limitations of this site’s accessibility

While we’ve done a lot to ensure this site’s accessibility, you may find some limitations:

  • while we always aim to communicate clearly and as simply as possible, some of the articles may require a reasonable level of technical understanding due to the technical nature of what they are about
  • while the site has been created using the most accessible WordPress theme we could find and has been reviewed for accessibility, the site has not been fully user-tested with disabled people – this is expected before the end of September 2013

Let us know if you have difficulties using this site

If you find anything on the site difficult to use please let us know on our Contact form using this site problem report’ as the subject.

To help us get to the bottom of your difficulty, it would help us if you provide the information advised in ‘Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites’ in your request.

All constructive feedback regarding the accessibility or usability of this website is welcome and will be carefully considered.

Follow this site’s accessibility journey

We are publishing a number of blog articles on the creation of this website, based on the production process detailed in British Standard BS8878 (PDF 90 KB M - if you are interested, sign up for our newsletter and we’ll make sure you get the full story as we tell it.
This statement was last updated on 24th June 2013 and follows the advice on accessibility statements in British Standard BS 8878 (which is summarised in How to write an effective Accessibility Statement)

ADMIN: Sitewide FAE Accessibility Report M can be found here.

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