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Accessibility Information


At The Lightbox, we want everyone to be able to access our website. The information below explains how the site has been designed to be accessible. If you have any questions or comments about the accessibility features, please contact us.


Accessibility features

The following features improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers.

Navigation shortcuts

There is a short menu at the start of every page that allows you to jump directly to the most important parts of the page, including main content and navigation. Sighted people who use the keyboard to navigate will see these links appear on screen when using the Tab key to navigate through the page.

Each shortcut has an access key assigned.

Access keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that work instead of a mouse for navigation. In Internet Explorer on Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key. Then press Enter to activate the link.

The following access keys are available throughout the website:

n Jump to Navigation
c Jump to Content
h Jump to Homepage
s Jump to Search

These access keys have been chosen to follow the UK government website guidelines where applicable. Wherever possible, they also avoid conflicting with commonly used screen reader keyboard shortcuts.

Structured, semantic markup: headings and navigation menus

HTML heading tags are used to convey the document layout. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, and so on.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.

Colours

You can override the sites colour settings by setting your browser to the desired colour combination. Please refer to the Help with reading websites section on the My Web My Way pages of the BBC website for a guide on how to change your colour settings for a variety of browsers.

Font sizes

You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser:

In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.

In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.

In Firefox select View, then Text Size, and then increase or decrease the size to your needs.

In Safari select View, and use Make Text bigger / Make Text smaller to adjust the font size.

You can also overwrite the font settings of this page by setting your browser to the desired typeface and size. Please refer to the Help with reading websites section on the My Web My Way pages of the BBC website for a guide on how to change your font settings for a variety of browsers.

Style sheets

This site uses software called Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

Tables

Tables are not used for layout on this site.

Scripting

This site is fully accessible if scripting is unavailable.

Standards compliance

Our pages conform to Level AA compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The majority of Level AAA requirements are also met.

Level Triple-A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

The majority of pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and use structured semantic markup.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

The CSS also validates.

Valid CSS!

We are committed to the ethos of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC).

Cynthia Tested

Bobby Approved


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