We have provided consistent global navigation links and each page has a breadcrumb trail of navigation leading back to the homepage. All pages on the site contain a search box.
There is also a ‘skip to content’ link on every page which allows users of assistive technologies to navigate directly to the main content.
Markup and headings
This website has been built to modern web standards using valid XHTML and CSS. We have used headings properly to help assistive technology users browse the page content.
Screen reader users
Modern screen readers use a common set of commands allowing you to navigate through a page using the headings:
- h – cycle through the headings
- Shift + h – cycle backwards through the headings
- 1 – 6 – move to the next heading of the same level (for example, 1 will move you to the next level 1 heading, 2 will move you to the next level 2 heading)
- Shift + 1 – 6 – as above but moving through each heading backwards
- Insert + F6 – provide a list of all headings on a page.
If you are browsing the site using Opera you can cycle through the headings using these commands:
- s – cycle through the headings
- w – cycle backwards through the headings.
If you would like more information or help with web accessibility, the BBC website My Web, My Way is an excellent resource.