Using this site
We've endeavoured to make this website usable and accessible to a wide range of users. This page explains some of the features which should make this site easier to use. There are also links to other websites that can help you if you are experiencing any problems accessing the information on this site .
- A 'skip to content' link and a 'skip to main navigation' link is available in the header section of each page to provide quick access to these sections on the page.
- You can use the keyboard to access all pages of this site.
- Images have alternative descriptive text except images that are purely decorative.
- Access keys are not implemented due to conflict issues with some assistive technologies.
- Each page has a link to the site map listing all the pages within our site.
Change the text size
- Internet Explorer: View > Text size
- Firefox: View > Text size
- Opera: File > Preferences > Fonts > Minimum font size (pixels)
Adapt your computer
To find out ways to adapt your computer specifically for your requirements visit the BBC My Web, My Way website.
Navigating this site
- You can access the main sections of this website in the main navigation menu.
- You can navigate within each section using the secondary section navigation menu.
- There is a 'breadcrumb trail' above the page title which shows you where you are in the site. You can click each link in the breadcrumb trail to navigate around.
- There is a site map listing all pages on the website.
- A search box is available to search for specific content.
- The home page can be reached by clicking on the logo.
This site conforms with Priority Level AA of the World WideWeb Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG).
Videos are served from the YouTube platform and it was discovered that the standard YouTube player is not keyboard accessible (a WCAG 2.0 requirement). We implemented a player which provides accessible links to play the video, skip forward and back in the video, stop and control the volume.
CAPTCHA is a technology commonly used on website forms for security purposes. The site has a form where users can tell Reading Sight about their own content. It is a WCAG requirement that any CAPTCHA is accessible. We implemented a logic based CAPTCHA where the user has to answer a simple question rather than using an image (which is used on standard CAPTCHA) as this is easy to understand and does not require any level of vision to complete.
Cookies are small data files that are sent from a website to your computer or
mobile phone. They are stored on the hard drive of your device. Some are stored
just for the duration of your visit to the website, others are stored for much
If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general, we recommend the About Cookies website.
Our website works better with cookies enabled. Our cookies don't give us or anyone else access to your personal data. We strongly advise you to keep cookies enabled when you use our website. However, you can choose to reject cookies. You can use your browser to delete and reject cookies. There are instructions on how to delete cookies and how to control cookies on the 'About Cookies' website.