We try to ensure this website can be used effectively by all visitors, and have made our best efforts to ensure that the core content to this site is accessible. Our aim is to:
- deliver the same information and the same general functionality to all users regardless of the platform used to access them;
- support multi-modal access (e.g. text equivalents of video/audio);
- facilitate customisation (e.g. freedom to apply user stylesheets);
We follow good practice where it exists, for example in ensuring that alternative formats exist for images, that page templates are well-structured for navigation and that functionality does not depend on use of a mouse. Whilst we believe the website platform itself to be broadly accessible, the accessibility of individual sites using this service will depend in part in the efforts taken by their publishers, and we encourage users to get in touch with the publishers if they identify accessibility problems.
For help using the accessibility features of your web browser to make this site easier to use, we recommend the http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/ which gives detailed guidance on adjusting your pc for your particular needs.
Science and research in the UK and regional economies, Westminster Hall debate, 24 June 2015