Accessibility of our website

We like to think that the Access New Business site dispels the myth that accessible sites have to be functional and unattractive. In fact if you brief your web designer at the beginning of a project that your site is to be accessible, you should have few difficulties, and little additional cost.  However, making an existing site accessible can be more time-consuming and costly, depending on how it was originally built. For more information on building an accessible website, see the Top Tips at the bottom of this page.

Using this site

We have tried to make this site as accessible as possible, using the WCAG 2.0 guidelines.

Internal and external links

All internal links (links to another page within the Access New Business site) open inside the current browser window. All external links (links to other sites and useful information outside of this site) will open in new browser window.

Changing text size

In most browsers you can zoom in or out of the page quickly and simply. This is how to use ‘zoom’ in recent versions of the four major browsers:

If you use another browser, look at its help section for tips on zooming changing text size.

If you use Microsoft Windows with a scroll-wheel mouse, you can hold down ‘Ctrl’ and use the scroll-wheel to zoom in and out.

Using the website without a mouse

You can use this website with your keyboard instead of a mouse. If you use Windows, use the tab key to move to the link you want. For other operating systems, check the BBC’s My Web My Way pages for tips on using your keyboard to navigate websites. To get tips on how to change your computer to make the web more accessible to you, visit the BBC’s My Web My Way pages.


Top tips for building an accessible website