BBTA recognise the importance of providing a web site that is more accessible to people with visual impairment and multiple disabilities. It has been designed to comply with the strictest standards according to the W3C - The World Wide Web Consortium, the respected authority on web governance.
We strive to obey the spirit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995 with respect to the provision of services on-line, as required by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. In order to help fulfil the disability equality duty for web publishing and on-line service provision, we have adopted best practice, as set out in PAS (Publicly Available Specification) 78 - Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites.
This site complies fully in all areas, our aspiration is to conform to the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0, Level AA, and ensure we maintain this standard once it is achieved.
The pages on this website validate according to the following standards:
- All pages on this site is WCAG-AA approved, complying with all priorities 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
- All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 strict.
- All pages utilise Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for presentation and layout, and have been validated by the W3C.
- All pages have accessible functions, allowing dynamic font size adjustment and real-time switching between high contrast and regular contrast colour and layout settings.
In addition to the accessible versions of this site already provided, you can use your web browser to adjust the text size independently by following these instructions:
Microsoft Windows/Internet Explorer 6
- From the top menu bar, select View and point to Text size
Microsoft Windows/Internet Explorer 7
- From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size
Microsoft Windows/Other Browsers
- Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +
- Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press -
- Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +
- Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press -
This site does not provide Access Keys as they can override keyboard short cuts for screen readers, rendering them useless.
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
- Microsoft Accessibility site
- Apple Accessibility site
- Linux Accessibility site
- BBC My Web My Way site
Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user-friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this web site, do not hesitate to contact us.