Accessibility

Our website has been built with accessibility in mind, so we hope you find that this page and our website meet your needs and you can find the information you are seeking.

Making text larger

Internet Explorer

  • Go to the View menu using your mouse or by pressing Alt + V.
  • Select the Text Size option using your mouse or by pressing X.
  • Choose your preferred text size using your mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing Enter or by clicking on it.

Firefox

The following instructions will set the minimum font size on your computer’s system, so the size will apply to every site you visit.

  • Go to Tools in your browser’s menu using your mouse or press Alt + T.
  • Click on Options, or press O, to open the Options dialog box.
  • Select General if not already selected or press the tab key until it is highlighted (in blue) and then press Enter.
  • Click on Fonts & Colors, or press F, to open the Fonts and Colors dialog box (see example below).
  • Click on Minimum font size box or press Alt + Z. Use the cursor keys (up and down arrows) to select a new font size and press Enter.
  • Click on the Always use my: Fonts checkbox, or tab to it and then press the spacebar.
  • Click the OK button or press Enter.
  • Click the OK button or tab to the OK button and press Enter.

Using a screen reader

If you are using a screen reader, we hope you will benefit from our use of meaningful headings, link text and alternative text to navigate our websites. We have also tried to make tables and PDF documents as accessible as possible. If you do come across a PDF document you cannot access, the following links to the Adobe online PDF to text conversion tool and the Adobe PDF Reader, may help you to access PDF files.

Download Adobe Reader (new window)

Adobe online PDF to text conversion tool (new window)

For more information on help with hearing websites including using screen reading software amongst other assistive technologies, go to BBC My Web My Way (new window).

Using the tab key to navigate our websites

If you use the keyboard tab key or a switch-operated device to navigate websites, you may find our jump links useful. On each page you will reach the content first (with the exception of the home page), but the first link you come to will take you to the main navigation if you choose to follow it.

For more information on help with navigating websites using your keyboard, go to BBC My Web My Way (new window).

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