We’re committed to providing a website that is accessible and easy to use for everyone behind the scenes in UK film, TV and cinema. We strongly believe that this is an ongoing process and are constantly seeking to improve.

The way our site looks

The Film and TV Charity’s website has been designed within Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and aim to conform to AA ratings. The WCAG is an independent set of guidelines that aims to make the web more accessible.

Our colours have been tested for accessibility standards for headline and non-headline content. Videos have been embedded from YouTube, so contain caption functionality which you can access by clicking the ‘CC’ button on the video, in addition to this we aim to make sure that all our images will have descriptive text for those using screen readers.

The way our site is built

Our website has been built to W3C AA standards and should respond responsively and appropriately to magnifiers and other tools that are built into modern operating systems.

We have built the site with the user in mind. Each page has a clear purpose with accurate image descriptions and user-friendly and descriptive hyperlinks between pages to help aid navigation.

Accessibility tools

Recite Me is an innovative cloud-based software that lets our visitors view and use our website in a way that works best for them. We’ve added the Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar to our website to make it accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible.

How does Recite Me help me access our website?

Recite Me helps people access our website and customise the content in a way that works best for them.

The Recite Me toolbar has a unique range of functions. You can use it to:

  • Read website text aloud (including PDFs)
  • Download the text as an MP3 file to play it where and when it suits you
  • Change font sizes and colours
  • Customise background-colours
  • Translate text into more than 100 different languages
  • Access a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus

See the full Recite Me user guide here.

Let us know how we’re doing

We’re here for everyone in the industry and our small team are working hard to make sure all our content and information is accessible to everyone. We’re always looking to do improve our experience, so if you have any feedback, please get in touch

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Useful Accessibility Resources

BBC's Web My Way

Advice for making changes to browsers, operating systems or computers to view the web in a more accessible way.

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Step-by-step guide to individual adjustments you can make to your computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone to make it easier to use.

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Free Adobe Reader

Our site contains PDF's - find out more about how to configure the free Adobe Reader software to obtain greater access to PDF files.

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