We're committed to providing a website that is accessible to everyone. Here are some useful tips to help you get the most out of our site.

Fonts

Text size can be increased or decreased in your browser. General guidelines are shown below. Alternatively, the BBC has a useful set of instructions and video guides as part of its My Web My Way guide.

Chrome

  • Access your Chrome font settings here, where you can change the default size from Very small to Very large
  • Alternatively you can zoom in on any page by holding CTRL and +, and you can zoom out using CTRL and -

Safari

  • You can hold down the Apple key and + to zoom in, and hold the Apple key and - to zoom out

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on the three-line menu icon in the top right of the browser and choose "Options"
  • "Fonts & Colours" appears under Language and Accessibility, where you can change the default font and its size
  • Alternatively you can zoom in on any page by holding CTRL and +, and you can zoom out using CTRL and -

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"

Images

Where possible, we have used descriptive alternative text for relevant images across the site to assist screen readers.

Video

We use Vimeo to host our videos, and where possible all our videos have subtitles.

Feedback

We are always seeking to make improvements to the site and welcome any comments, suggestions or feedback. Please email our team if you have any problems or suggestions.

Recite Me

Recite Me is a simple and intuitive tool we've added to our website which includes audio playback functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary and a translation tool with up to 90 languages. It even has the ability to change the entire colour scheme, font size and style – with a bottom-heavy font for anyone with dyslexia.

We've made sure it’s very simple to use so don’t worry, you don’t have to download or install anything. It also works whether you're on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

To access Recite Me, all you need to do is click on the blue button to the right of this page which says ‘Speak or translate me'.

Once the toolbar has loaded at the top of your screen, you can then carry out the below actions.

Play

Click the Play button to read the text aloud

Previous

Rewind to the previous paragraph of text

Next

Skip forward to next paragraph of text

Increase font size

Increase the text size

Decrease font size

Decrease the text size

Select font

Change the font

Colour theme

Change the background, text and link colours

Enable/Disable ruler

Enable the Reading Ruler

Text dimensions

Change the text dimensions

Enable/Disable dictionary

Access an online dictionary

Change language

Translate the text into a different language

Enable/Disable text mode

Remove images and view in plain text mode

Download audio Mp3

Download text as an MP3

Enable/Disable magnifying glass

Magnify what's on the screen



Launch Recite Me web accessibility software
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