Accessibility Statement

Disability News Service (DNS) wants to make this website as accessible as possible.

We hope eventually that we will approach best practice, and we believe we have made a good start on that process, for example by minimizing the use of graphics and photos, and providing descriptions of those images we do use.

Those who want to increase the text size can use the tool to the right of every page, which has a wide range of increments, and – once set – carries the settings to other pages, as well as remembering the settings for future visits.

DNS has also installed ReadSpeaker’s excellent webReader text-to-speech software, which allows visitors to have every DNS news story converted to audio. Click on the icon at the top of every news story to try this out, and take advantage of the other useful webReader access features.

But there will always be areas for improvement we haven’t spotted, or possibly don’t yet have the budget to add.

If you have any concerns about the accessibility of the Disability News Service website, do please email the editor at [email protected] or call 020 8241 7072 or 07776 206595.

There are also lots of ways that you can make browsing this and other sites more accessible on the BBC’s excellent My Web My Way pages (developed with the disability charity AbilityNet).