Our website has been designed and built with accessibility and usability at the core. We’ve implemented many accessibility features that aim to make our website as easy to use and available to as many people as possible.

We’re committed to achieving level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.


We recommend using the latest web browsers to get the most from our website. Our website is built specifically to support Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 10+ which covers over 98% of web users. By keeping your browser up to date you benefit from the latest web technology and features.

Skipping to content and navigation

If you’re using a screen reader or keyboard, use the ‘Skip to content’ and ‘Skip to navigation’ links at the top of every page and get to where you want to be quickly.

Making the text bigger

You can enlarge the text of our website using your browser settings. For detailed instructions please head to the BBC how to guides.

Colour contrast

All the text on our website has a high colour contrast ratio making it easier to read.


All images in our site have alternative text that clearly describes what they show, this allows screen readers to describe the content of an image. We try to avoid using text in images as this can hinder accessibility.


Our links describe the content to which they lead making navigation clear.


We provide signed content for the text rich pages of our site excluding news articles. These videos are embedded from YouTube and are highly accessible.

Accessibility problems

If you find a problem on any page, please email and we will do our best to fix the problem.