This website has been designed, developed and tested on as many devices and web browsers as possible to ensure it reaches the potential audience.
We’re constantly working to make this website as accessible and usable as possible.
The website doesn’t have a separate accessibility statement. This is because we’ve tried to design it to be as accessible and usable as possible for every user.
Compatibility with tools
The site should be compatible with recent versions of the following screen readers:
- Window Eyes
- Supernova screen readers
The site should also be compatible with:
- basic operating system screen magnifiers
- speech recognition software, eg Dragon Naturally Speaking
- operating system speech packages
You can find guidance from the BBC about:
- making your mouse easier to use
- using your keyboard to control your mouse
- alternatives to a keyboard and mouse
- increasing the size of the text in your web browser
- changing text and background colours
- how to magnify your screen
- screen readers and talking browsers
You should contact us if you have trouble using this site - this will help us to make improvements.
Report a broken link
Whilst we ensure that links are tested before they are made available online we would appreciate your help in bringing any broken links to our attention. The best way to report an error or technical fault is to email the web team, and upon receipt of the information, we will ensure the fault is amended as quickly as we are able.
Please note: We are not responsible for links or content on external website(s).
PDFs and reading them
To view a document in Adobe PDF format, you may first need to download a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat reader.
Adobe reader X can convert the PDF back to a word document. Open the document in the reader and from the top page view menu select the document images with a yellow swish arrow, as illustrated in the diagram.
PDFs 'read out loud'
To select the 'Read out loud' option select 'View' from the Abobe Reader (X) menu and then at the bottom 'Read Out Loud' and then select the option 'Read This Page Only' or 'Read To End of Document'
The short cut options are shown and you can pause or stop the reading. The default is to read only the selected paragraph.