We’ve designed our site with accessibility in mind.

We want all our users to be able to use our website with ease. That’s why we have designed it with accessibility in mind.

Assistive technology

We have aimed to make the site compatible with assistive technology like NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access), ZoomText, JAWS (Job Access With Speech), and Dragon Naturally Speaking. The site should be compatible with screen magnifiers and the speech recognition software that is built into your operating system.

Help using computers, the web and assistive technology

For more information about accessibility and computers, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/. 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.

Supported browsers

Our accessibility features 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.

Web Accessibility Initiative

This website endeavours to conform to level A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

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.


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.


All the video content embedded on this site or on our YouTube channel is available to watch with optional subtitles, also known as closed captions. 

We use YouTube for our videos because it's the most accessible way to present videos online that we know of, however, we cannot control the accessibility of YouTube video functionality.

Content pulled in from social media

On the home page, we display content that has been pulled in from social media sites such as Twitter. These sites often restrict the ways in which content can be displayed, and sometimes this means it is not as accessible as we would like. 

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.


If you have comments or feedback about accessibility, we would love to hear from you so that we can continue to create accessible content. Please email your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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