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We are committed to providing a site that is accessible to everyone. We are always seeking to improve our website and its ease of use. Our guidelines include:

  • Designing the site for different monitor sizes – including mobile phones – so horizontal scrolling is not required
  • Using meaningful alternative text for all images to provide descriptive text
  • Using a simple colour scheme
  • Using a standard font which is easy to read

The site has been designed to adhere to best practice by following W3C standards.

Pages have been built to comply with a standard of WCAG 2.0 ‘AA’ guidelines.


Text size can be increased or decreased in your browser. General guidelines are shown below, or the BBC has a useful set of instructions and video guides.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Click “View” at the top of the screen
  • Click on “Text size” on the drop down menu that appears
  • Options including “small”, “medium”, “large”, “largest” should appear
  • Select “largest”

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on ‘View’ and then ‘Zoom’ in the drop-down menu
  • Click ‘Zoom In’ to increase the text size
  • Click ‘Zoom Out’ to decrease the tetx size


  • Click ‘View’ at the top of the screen
  • Click ‘Zoom In’ to increase the text size, or ‘Zoom Out’ to decrease the text size


  • Click the ‘Customise and Control’ spanner symbol in the top right hand corner.
  • Select ‘Settings’ or ‘Preferences’
  • Click on ‘Under the Bonnet’ and customise your fonts and font size in the ‘Web Content’ section

Further information

The BBC’s My Web My Way website has a great deal of advice about changing text size, colours, and making your keyboard and mouse easier to use.