Accessibility

We have endeavoured to make all content on this site accessibile where possible. When this has not been possible we have provided textual transcripts of the content.

Below are some of the accessibility features that are available on this site:


Standards compliance

  • This website is built using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) according to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards.

As far as possible, we have tried to ensure that:


Customising this site

In order to make our website easier to read and navigate, you can change display settings such as:

  • text size
  • colour and contrast
  • screen magnification
  • style sheets

For more information on customising this site please see the how to guides on the BBC: My Web My Way website.


Navigation aids

If you are using a screen reader or speaking browser, we have special links ‘skip to content’ inks on every page to help you jump to the main content. These are often called ‘skip links’.

These menus will be read out to you. If you are not using assistive software, you will not see these links.


Accessibility of Flash objects

This website contains Adobe Flash objects for the Tutorial section (available to registered users only), so you must have Flash Player 8 (or higher) installed.

The interactive Flash resources have been designed to work without the use of a mouse, and can be used with keyboard controls using the Tab and arrow keys.

For users who have problems accessing this content, full textual transcripts of the content have been provided below each flash object (shown below) and image alternatives for users without flash player.

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