Our accessibility statement

We are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please use our contact form, as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors.

Our accessibility statement

  • All pages on this site follow priorities 1 & 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • All pages on this site validate as HTML 4.01 Strict.
  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup.

Structural Markup

Web pages on wearepandr.com include 3 different areas:

  • A header bar that includes the main navigation,
  • A main content area,
  • A footer.

When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheets) are not applied to a document (or when using a screen reader), the 4 areas are read in the above order.

Access Keys

This site uses the accesskey attribute. Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the website. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.

The following access keys have been defined on this site:

Key
Shortcut
s
Skip navigation
1
Home page
2
Blog
8
Terms and Conditions
9
Contact
0
Accessibility

Note: Internet Explorer requires you to press ALT + an access key + Enter to access linked documents.

Images

  • Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this website have suitable alt attributes.
  • Content should be usable/accessible with images "off" (disabled).

Links

  • Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
  • The first link in every document is a "SkipNav"; it is to skip directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content). We have implemented this feature in a way that it allows Internet Explorer users to tab through (past that target link).
  • URLs are permanent whenever possible.

Forms

  • All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labeled.
  • We provide an email address as an alternative form of access for our online forms.
  • Form validation routine does not rely on client-side script.

Scripts

  • We are using non obtrusive client-side scripts.
  • Content of this website is usable without JavaScript support.

Visual design

  • This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  • Any information conveyed through the use of colour is also available without colour (i.e. text based).

How to modify this site to fit your needs

  • The BBC's own "My Web My Way" Accessibility pages contain value information explaining how to customise your Internet browser to improve your viewing experience of this website.

Accessibility references

Accessibility software

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  • Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  • Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.