We have worked hard to make this site accessible to a wide audience and to ensure a better experience for all users and all technologies.

Text resizing

Most modern browsers feature in-built accessibility tools, including zoom and text-resizing. You can generally change the text size or adjust the page zoom in your browser by following these instructions:

  • PC / all browsers Increase page zoom: Hold down the CTRL key and press +.
    To decrease page zoom: hold down the CTRL key and press -
  • Mac / all browsers Increase page zoom: Hold down the Command key and press +.
    To decrease page zoom: Hold down the Command key and press -

Keyboard accessibility

Access keys

These can be accessed in the following way:

  • PC: hold down Alt 
  • Mac: hold down CTRL + ALT

Then press one of the keys listed below:

1 Home page
2 Skip to content
4 Search 
8 Privacy and cookie policy 
9 Contact us
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Keyboard navigation

All links and user interfaces are designed to be navigable with a keyboard. The currently focussed element is highlighted with a visible border.

  • Press TAB to navigate to the next link
  • Press SHIFT + TAB to navigate to the previous link
  • Press ENTER to follow a link or activate a form control
  • Press the UP and DOWN arrow keys to choose an option when a select menu is activated, then ENTER to select your chosen option
  • When using a slider / carousel, press the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to navigate to the previous or next item
  • Press ESCAPE to exit from a slider / carousel or modal window 

Standards compliance

All pages should meet the following standards benchmarks:

  • Validates as HTML 5 and CSS 3.
  • Uses structured semantic markup with a logical document outline.
  • Complies with at least level 'A' of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
  • Implements the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) recommendations 1.0 for dynamic content and user-interface widgets  

Compatibility with tools

This website aims to be compatible with recent versions of the following screen readers:

  • Jaws
  • NVDA
  • VoiceOver
  • Window Eyes

The site should also be compatible with:

  • speech recognition software, eg Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • operating system speech packages

Get help

You can find guidance from the BBC about:

Have we got it right?

We’re constantly working to make this website as accessible and usable as possible. If you do encounter any difficulties with its accessiblity, please tell us and we will work with you to resolve the problems.