Many Internet users with disabilities find websites difficult or even impossible to use simply because of the way they are designed.
We are aware of the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities and we are redesigning pages across our portfolio of websites to ensure compatibility with as many of these systems as possible. Changes include keeping text clear, formatting layouts and tables and making sure links adequately describe where they go ('click here' does not mean much in isolation).
We aim to meet the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Content Accessibility Guidelines set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and wherever possible, to reach 'Double-A' standards. You can find out more about the initiative on the W3C's website (link to W3C site).
If you come across a part of our site that is difficult to use please tell us about it. We intend to keep improving our accessibility – so to help us do it, send us your comments.