We make every effort to make this site as accessible as possible. If you have any difficulty using the website or spot any problems please get in touch. You can find out more about contacting organisations about inaccessible websites by clicking on the link which will take you to the W3C website.
We understand that many people will need to customise their experience to suit their individual needs. To help you get the most from your experience, we have provided a bar at the top of every page. This bar has tools that allow you to change the size of the text and the colour scheme.
Changing the text size
The font size tool allows you to increase or decrease the size of the text and reset the text to its normal size.
Press the A+ button to make the text bigger and the A- button to make it smaller. Press the reset button to make the text normal size.
Changing the colours
The contrast tool allows you to change the colours of the text and background to increase the colour contrast.
Black on white (default)
White on black
Black on blue
Black on yellow
PDFs and Word documents
We do have a number of Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) and Microsoft Word documents on the website. If you are having trouble opening these files you may need additional software.
If you need extra help in using computers, the web and assistive technologies, we recommend you visit BBC My Web, My Way (opens new website). This site has videos and information to help you use the accessibility features of your computer and shows how to make it easier to use the web.
Limitations of this site's accessibility
Whilst we've tried to ensure this site is accessible, you may encounter some limitations. Although we always aim to communicate in clear and simple language, some content may by technical in nature that may require technical understanding.
Accessibility details of this site
This site has been developed in conjunction with Shaw Trust's own Accessibility Services (opens new website). The site has been reviewed by accessibility experts and tested by a team of disabled testers.
We aim to meet the highest standards in accessibility. The site has been designed and developed in accordance with the BSI (British Standards Institution) BS8878:2010 standard. A full accessibility audit was conducted on this website in January 2013 and meets WCAG (Web Content Authoring Guidelines) 2.0 Level AA .
This accessibility statement was last updated on 24 January 2013. This statement will be reviewed every 12 months.