BIALL strives to make its services accessible and usable for all users. This website has features that allow its users to find the information they need in the way they find easiest.
This website has been built to comply with the World Wide Web Consortiums WCAG A standard and has the following features:
This site is built using XHTML and cascading style sheets. This creates a fast loading website that is accessible to screen readers and is usable in most browsers, including older browsers and browsers available on non-Windows systems.
Access keys allow you to navigate between pages of this website using just your keyboard. Most browsers recognise access keys, including Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (and later) and Netscape Navigator 7.0 (and later).
To use access keys, simultaneously press the ALT key and the letter corresponding to the link you wish to follow (as indicated below), then press the RETURN key. Some browsers may use a different key combination for access keys and you should consult your browsers help pages for more information.
The access keys for this web site are as follows:
We offer a text only version of our site with options to choose different text sizes and high-contrast colours. It provides a faster browsing experience for those using mobile devices or on slow connections. The site can be read whatever size and type of screen you use. The text only version is exactly the same site without the images and layout. It is not a separate site. This guarantees that the information will always be exactly the same no matter how it is viewed. To change to text only, click the link at the top of the page.
This website is automatically set-up to work with screen readers for the visually impaired, but if you do not have a screen-reader and would like to speech-enable this website you can use Browsealoud - Browsealoud is software that will read this web site out to you and highlight words as they are read out. It is available for Mac and PC and you can download it from the Browsealoud web site.
Images and design
All images have ALT tags. Where appropriate, ALT tags provide screen reader users and those with images turned off with a description of the content of the picture.