Accessibility

We’re working hard to ensure that as many people as possible can use our website, no matter what their ability.

We’ve made every effort to make this website compatible with assistive technology. 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.

Make the text bigger

Reading text on a screen is not always easy for some people. Your browser should give you the ability to change the text size on our site. Find out more about changing the text size in your browser (opens in a new window).

Change the colours

Although we’ve tried to use colours that would make it easy to read, we know that some people have trouble with reading text on certain colours. Your browser should give you the ability to use your own colours. Find out more about using your own colours with your browser (opens in a new window).

Downloading documents

Any documents we offer for download will be either Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) or Microsoft Word documents. If you are having trouble opening these files you may need additional software:

For Adobe PDFs, download the latest Adobe Reader software (opens in a new window)

For Microsoft Word documents, download the latest Word Viewer software (opens in a new window)

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 (opens in a new window). 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.

Accessibility limitations

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.

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. We’re happy to hear from you and your feedback will helps us make our site better. If you need some advice on what to write, please read this guide (opens in a new window).

Accessibility statement

We aim to meet the highest standards in accessibility. This website has been designed and developed with all users in mind.

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