Browser compatibility

It doesn't matter how old your browser is—you can use this website. It looks different in some older browsers, and is mostly text in very old browsers (like Netscape 4, or Internet Explorer for Macintosh). But the information is the same, and so are the things you can do.

If you need to customise your computer to help with accessibility needs, you may find the BBC web page my web my way useful.

Adobe PDF documents

Where possible, the information on this site is conventional text, but many of our longer documents are published in Adobe PDF format. These can be read on all major operating systems with the free Adobe Acrobat reader.

We have taken care to author most of these documents so they can be zoomed, reflowed and are compatible with assistive technologies such as screen readers. You can turn on reflow in Acrobat Reader in the "View" menu. The Royal National Institute of Blind People publishes a useful guide to using PDFs with the JAWS screenreader.

If you want one of our PDFs in another format, please email our contact centre.

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Requests for reasonable adjustments

If you need a reasonable adjustment, please complete a request form (DOC 133K, 2 pages) and return it to us by email or post. Alternatively, contact us.

View our reasonable adjustment policy.

Please use to link to this page.