We have endeavoured to make all content on this site accessibile where possible. When this has not been possible we have provided textual transcripts of the content.
Below are some of the accessibility features that are available on this site:
- This website is built using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
As far as possible, we have tried to ensure that:
- All pages on this site comply with all priority 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
- All pages on this site use structured semantic markup.
Text can resized using either the resize text controls in the top right of this website (shown below) or using your built-in browser controls.
For more information on customising this site please see the how to guides on the BBC: My Web My Way website.
If you are using a screen reader or speaking browser, we have special links ‘skip to content’ inks on every page to help you jump to the main content. These are often called ‘skip links’.
These menus will be read out to you. If you are not using assistive software, you will not see these links.
Accessibility of Flash objects
The interactive Flash resources have been designed to work without the use of a mouse, and can be used with the keyboard controls using the Tab and arrow keys.
For users who have problems accessing this content, full textual transcripts of the content have been provided below each flash object (shown below).
We have used JW Player to deliver video content on this website. This player is built in Adobe Flash so can be accessed by 95%-99% of users. Other accessibility features of this player are its keyboard controls (using the TAB and SPACE controls), its screen reader-labeled buttons and the full-screen button. Also, immediately above the player, hidden controls allow screen reader users to control the basic functionality of the player (Play / Mute / Stop).
To access the video you must have Flash Player 9 (or higher) installed.
Where possible we have provided full textual transcripts of video content. These can be accessed below each clip.