The site should be usable by recent versions of assistive technologies including JAWS (Job Access With Speech), NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access), ZoomText, and Dragon Naturally Speaking. It should also be usable by screen magnifiers and speech recognition software found on your operating system.
Download NVDA version 2016.3 free of charge (opens in new tab or window)
Reading text on a screen is not always easy for some people. The font size has been set at a minimum of 12pts and the Arial font has been used throughout to ensure text is a clear as possible – without the need of resizing. You may, however, also be able to use your browser to change the text size.
Moreover, your operating system may provide accessibility tools including onscreen magnification.
We have used back ground colours throughout which should contrast sufficiently with text (ratio 7:1) making it easy to read.
For those of you who find the colour scheme less accessible, there may be the option to use your browser to use your own colours.
There are a number of Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) and Microsoft Word documents on the website. If you are having trouble opening these files, you may need additional software:
If you need extra help
If you need extra help in using computers, the web and assistive technologies, we recommend you visit BBC My Web, My Way
. This site has videos and information to help you use the accessibility features of your computer and shows how to make it easier to use the web.
Whilst we've tried to ensure this site is accessible, you may encounter some limitations. Although we always aim to communicate in clear and simple language but this isn’t always possible. Some content may by technical in nature and may require technical understanding. If you do find there are parts of the website that are inaccessible, please let us know (03300 580845).
Let us know if you are having difficulties
If you have any difficulty using our website or spot any problems, please send us your feedback by e-mailing [email protected]
. We’d love to hear from you where your feedback would help make our site better.