Accessibility and usability of our site
What is web accessibility?
Accessibility and usability of our site. Our website aims to meet the principles and best practices of the WCAG 2.0 AAA guidelines. While we aim to comply with these guidelines, we recognise that web technology has changed since their creation, and a number of them are less applicable than at their time of publication. Our objective is to make our site accessible and usable to our visitors and we pay attention to our code and carry out extensive user testing to ensure this.
The Web Accessibility Initiative says that:
“Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the web, and that they can contribute to the web. Web accessibility also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to aging.
“Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.”
See information about:
- Web Accessibility Initiative (external link)
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (external link)
- Equality Act 2010 (external link)
Upgrading your browsers
We would recommend upgrading your browser as far as your computer will allow. Later versions of browsers often have higher levels of security and better functions.
Most browser suppliers will allow you to upgrade for free. Visit the browser’s website to find out about the latest versions and how to download them.
Customising and adapting your computer
There are unique resources that explain all the accessibility features available to you. If you would like to know more about adapting your computer so it is more comfortable to use, please:
- visit the BBC website accessibility page (external link) for step by step help to customise web pages with your chosen settings
- visit AbilityNet’s My Computer, My Way website (external link) for information about how to adapt your PC.