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Accessibility

Level of Accessibility


We are continually making improvements to be compliant with level A of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 , including all Priority 1 checkpoints defined in the Guidelines.

Our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • Our pages are designed so that they can be viewed at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
  • Images that convey important information have alternative text. Where an image is used for a decorative purpose the alternative text will be left blank.
  • A site map is available to provide information about the layout of the website.

You can use the following Access keys to navigate around our site:

Access keys


N - Skip to the main navigation of a page
S - Skip to the main content of a page

1 - Home page
2 - General summary
3 - Partners
4 - Publications
5 - News
6 - Contact
9 - Site map
0 - Accessibility


How to use Access keys in your browser


Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)
Hold down the 'Alt' key, press the number of the Access key, release both keys, then press 'Enter'

Firefox 2+ (PC)
Hold down the 'Shift' key and 'Alt' key, press the number of the Access key, release all keys, then press 'Enter'

Firefox (PC)
Hold down the 'Alt' key and press the number of the Access key

Opera (PC)
Hold down 'Shift' key and press 'Esc' key, then press the number of the Access key

Safari (Mac)
Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press the number of the Access key


For more information on the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make
the web more accessible, please refer to www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility.