Arts Council England is committed to inclusivity - our aim is to deliver the best possible user experiece on this website for all our users, whatever their abilities or disabilities.
This site has been coded to W3C standards, and conforms to level Double-A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.
Our approach is to continue to involve users with a diverse range of disablilities in reviewing the user experience to highlight the barriers and assist us in identifying how to effectively remove those barriers.
Find the right assistive technology to customise this site to your needs
While the site has been created to be usable 'as is', many people are likely to get the most accessible experience by customising their computer to suit their individual needs - for example: to get the site spoken to them, to change its colour-scheme, or to increase the size of its fonts.
If that sounds like it would be useful to you, we recommend you visit BBC My Web, My Way to watch videos of how these customisations - either using accessibility features of your computer or through installing assistive technologies - might suit you.
Accessibility features of this site
You can see all the site's pages on the sitemap.
Audio and video content
Our policy from 1 July 2013 is to provide subtitles for all new video, and transcripts for all new audio, within seven days of posting them on our site.
To view PDFs, you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the Adobe website.
To view an RTF (Rich Text Format) document, you can use most word-processing programs.
To view a Word document, use Microsoft Word, or one of the free Word Viewers available from the Microsoft site.
Please contact our enquiries team if you need to request publications or funding guidance in alternative formats (large print, Braille or BSL).
Limitations of this site's accessibility
While we've worked to ensure this site's accessibility, you may find some current limitations:
- We are looking to improve the colour contrast on some links and buttons
- We are looking to improve the accessibility of our social media 'share' widget
- We will not provide BSL or Audio-Described versions of videos as it is not sustainable for us to offer them.
We are aware of these limitations and are currently working to address them to improve our site.
Feedback on your user experience
Let us know if you have difficulties using this site by filling in our feedback form - the form will help us understand your difficulty quickly. All constructive feedback regarding the accessibility or usability of this website is welcome and will be carefully considered.
If you need help filling out the form, examples are given in 'Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites'.
What happens to my feedback?
We are committed to reviewing the feedback yuo send to us twice annually, this will inform our on-going web development to improve the user experience.
This statement was last updated on 11 June 2013 and follows the advice on accessibility statements in the British Accessibility Standard BS 8878.