We have made every effort to make www.britishcouncil.org accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have any disabilities.

The site’s layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired.  It is fully compatible with popular screen reading software.

In technical language, all pages on this site should be valid to Hyper Text Mark-up Language (XHTML) 1.0 Transitional and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

This website conforms to the UK government guidelines for websites.  It also follows the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, meeting all level double-A checkpoints.

Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this web site please contact us by email.

Accessibility

Change text sizes
You may be able to increase the size of the text on screen

Internet Explorer 7.0 (Windows)
Select the ‘Page’ menu, then ‘Text Size’, and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size).

Internet Explorer 6.0 (Windows)
Select the ‘View’ menu, then ‘Text Size’, and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size).

Internet Explorer 5.5 (Windows, Mac)
Select the ‘View’ menu, then ‘Text Size’, and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size).

Firefox 1.0+, 1.5 & 2.0
Select the ‘View’ menu, then ‘Text Size’, and then select decrease or increase. Alternatively select CTRL + + or CTRL + -. Opera 7.0+ Select the ‘View’ menu, then ‘Zoom’, and then select the percentage increase or decrease you require. Alternatively select CTRL + + or CTRL + -.

Safari 1.2+ (Mac)
Select the ‘View’ menu, then ‘Make Text Bigger’ or ‘Make Text Smaller’. Alternatively select Apple + + or Apple + -.

This website links to documents and files in a number of formats.  You may need special software to read some of these