Accessibility

 

The below information has been provided by the brilliant accessibility guide provided on the BBC website.

Start2 have been given permission to use their resources to help aid your user experience.

By clicking on each orange link below, you will be taken to a set of fantastic resources on the BBC website.

 

Accessibility is the word used to describe whether a product (for example, a website, mobile site, digital TV interface or application) can be used by people of all abilities and disabilities.

 

For instance, a website is accessible if all people, including disabled and elderly people, can use it. We aim to ensure that all of our products are informative and entertaining to use as well as being accessible - this is called usability.

 

On a website, accessibility depends on how a person's disability affects the way they perceive information on a page and how they navigate within and between pages. Elements that affect accessibility include:

 

 

  • For people who are blind: how a screenreader interprets the elements on a page (for example, alt tags for images, and title tags for links); the inclusion of audio description for video content

 

 

 

  • For people who find words difficult: the length of sentences and paragraphs; the complexity of the vocabulary; the choice of fonts and size of text; the availability of spelling checkers and word prediction; the opportunity to have text read out loud

 

Our accessibility policy takes into account these factors wherever possible. We ensure best practice for making web pages through our accessibility standards and guidelines.

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