Help in making our website look the way you want
My Web My Way was developed by AbilityNet and the BBC as a source of accessibility help for all computer users. It includes information on changing not only the colours and text size and style of our website, but will explain how these changes can be made to affect every site you visit if you wish.
We offer the following accessibility features on our site:
- a skip to content link to help screen reader and keyboard users access content quickly
- a search facility and sitemap
- alternative stylesheets (or viewing themes), including a linearised version with large text
Accessibility and usability of our site
Our website strives to uphold the principles and best practice of the WCAG 1.0 AAA guidelines. While we aim to comply with the WCAG guidelines, we recognise that web technology has moved on since their creation, and a number of them are less applicable than at their time of publication. Our central objective is users finding our site accessible and usable in practice. As with all sites we create, attention to the accessibility of the code and extensive end user testing ensures that this is the case.
Links are written to make sense out of context - that is, reading the phrase of the link by itself is enough to understand where that link might take you.
Our site’s code
The site has been built to comply with standards (x)HTML and CSS2. At every stage the code has been checked for accessibility using a range of automated and (more significantly) manual checks. In older browsers (Netscape and Internet Explorer 4 and earlier) it will appear as an unstyled document. All information and functionality will still be accessible.
We welcome feedback on the Accessibility and usability of our website. If you have had any problems or any issues while using our site, we would like to hear about it! Email, phone and address details are on our contacts page.