We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, whilst strongly promoting the work of the talented disabled artists we support, using images, sounds and written pieces throughout our pages.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website for all people, and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.  For example, we have reviewed the use of 'Captcha' controls; the navigation of links and headers, and of animated carousels.  Where possible we provide both short and long descriptions of written text, and avoid using text as graphics. 

Want to share feedback on our site's accessibility?

The site's accessibility will be kept under ongoing review, and we welcome your input into this, especially if you are having any difficulties with accessing our content, or if the way it is presented could be made clearer.  To do this, please send an email to [email protected] or call 0207 424 7330.

If you do contact us, we may ask if you are happy to take part in surveys about how you are finding our site's access - please note that there is no obligation to do so.  Thank you.

Below we provide some guidance which you might find useful not only to enhance your experience of using this site, but other sites on the internet.

Read more on the design principles we used when building the site.

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for disabled people. Conforming with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people. 

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly. 

Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. 

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us

More information about our website accessibility

Where possible use an up-to-date browser

By using an up-to-date browser (the program you use to access the internet) you will have access to a much richer set of options to aid you as your navigate your way around this site. 

The standard browsers we would recommend are below with links to install each of them:

Firefox browser logo 
Chrome browser logo
Safari browser logo 
Microsoft edge logo 

Once installed, each will bring its own selection of accessibility options and may allow further options via the use of plug-ins. For more details see the Accessibility page for each one:

Options in our site

Alternative Style

Please choose a link below to change the way the site looks. Once set, the site will remain in this style for upto 30 days or until you select a different option.

We endeavor to ensure the site looks correct is these different styles but because of the constantly changing nature of the site and its content, this may not always be possible. If you do spot anything which doesn't look quite right then please let us know

Keyboard Short Cuts / Accesskeys 

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts, as shown below:

  • Alt + [the accesskey]
    • Internet Explorer for Windows
    • Chrome for Windows (note that Shift is required in some circumstances)
    • Safari for Windows
  • Shift + Alt + [the accesskey]
    • Firefox for Windows
  • Ctrl + Option + [the accesskey]
    • Safari for Mac
    • Chrome for Mac
    • Firefox for Mac

AccessKey = 1, takes you back to the home page
AccessKey = 2, takes you this accessibility page
AccessKey = 9, takes you to the Contact Us page

Options in your browser

Most modern browsers all share the most common accessibility tools, here is a list of useful features:

Incremental Search

Incremental search allows you to progressively search a web page for a particular word or phrase on a page. To enable this on your browser, press and hold ALT and then tap F . This will open a box to type your search into. As you type, the matches will be highlighted on the page for you.

Spatial Navigation

Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the SHIFT key and then pressing tab will take you to the previous item.

Caret Navigation (Edge and Firefox only)

Instead of using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you can use standard navigation keys on your keyboard: Home, End, Page Up, Page Down & the arrow keys. This feature  is named after the caret, or cursor, that appears when you edit a document.

To turn this feature on, press the F7 key at the top of your keyboard and choose whether to enable the caret on the tab you are viewing or all your tabs.

Space bar

Pressing the space bar on a web page will move the page you are viewing down to the next visible part of the page.

Text fonts

Depending on your browser, you can override all fonts on the site to one that is easier for you to read.

Guides here:
Firefox browser logoChange Font in Firefox
Chrome browser logoChange Font in Chrome
Microsoft edge logoChange Font in Edge

Enlarge your view

You can activate the browser zoom via these keyboard shortcuts:
Firefox browser logoZoom in Firefox
Chrome browser logoZoom in Chrome
Safari browser logoZoom in Safari
Microsoft edge logoZoom in Edge

Options on your computer

To zoom your entire computer screen

Apple Mac and Windows operating system both contain options to enlarge your view of your screen
Windows logoWindows 
Apple mac logoApple

Make your computer read the site aloud

This website has been built with screen readers in mind. Menus, pictures and inputs will have the correct tags and mark up to compliment your chosen screen reader.

We have tested with following tools:

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader for computers running on the Windows operating system.
The latest version can be downloaded for FREE here (on this page you may be asked for a voluntary donation, if you do not wish to donate, click "skip donation this time")

WAVE icon
WAVE is developed and made available as a free community service by WebAIM. Originally launched in 2001, WAVE has been used to evaluate the accessibility of millions of web pages. Read more here

Windows Narrator
Microsoft Windows Narrator is available in most versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems and reads text on the screen aloud and describes events like error messages so you can use your PC without a display. To find out more and how to enable it on your version, please click here

In summary

We are committed to providing you access to our most valuable resources. If you do spot anything which doesn't look quite right or have any suggestions for how we might improve our services then please let us know. Contact [email protected] or call 207 424 7330