We are committed to making our online resources as accessible as possible in order to achieve the widest possible audience.
Some helpful features of your web browser / device
Our websites are designed to work in all modern web browsers for desktop and laptop computers. A lot of these browsers have useful features to help with some accessibility issues.
Using your browser to resize the text
If you find the text too small to read comfortably you can use your browser to resize it. To resize the text in your browser you may wish to try one of these techniques:
If you have a wheel mouse, try holding down the Control (Ctrl) key on your keyboard and moving the wheel on your mouse at the same time
you can use your keyboard by holding down the Control (Ctrl) key and pressing plus (+) or minus ( –) at the same time
if you need to reset the size of the text to normal, hold Control (Ctrl) key and press zero (0).
Most mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, use touch-screen ‘gestures’ such as ‘pinch and zoom’ to change the size of the page. Double-tapping the display may also have the same effect. The manual for your device will have details of all of the touch-screen ‘gestures’ that work on your device. If you do not have the manual you may be able find it online and download it. We recommend searching online using your device's make, model and the word ‘manual’.
Reasons to upgrade your browser
- The common web browsers are free of charge. We recommend keeping your browser up to date for the following reasons
- Newer versions are more secure
- newer versions are faster
- you will have a better browsing experience
- some web pages do not work properly in older browsers
Most of the latest web browsers have options for overriding the text and background colours of web pages. This allows you to view content with high-contrast settings.
If you are using Windows or Apple computers, then your operating system may also include screen reader tools. Other screen reader software is available, some of which is free to use. More details can be found on the RNIB website (recently merged with Action for blind people).
You can find more accessibility help and guidance on the BBC Accessibility page