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[PHRASE|In combination with great design and a truly interactive experience, we are working hard to produce a website that is as Accessible as possible.]


It is very important to us that our website is accessible to as many people as possible.

The site currently conforms to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) web accessibility priority level 1. These standards ensure improved accessibility to allow partially sighted users to navigate through the website with screen reader and mangnifying tools.

For more information and a full list of guidelines please visit the W3C website.

User friendly design

In addition to the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines we have implemented our own design rules to make the site clear and easy to use:

  • Using meaningful ALT text so there is a descriptive alternative for all images.
  • Using clear descriptions and calls to action on hyperlinks.
  • No use of frames, which are difficult for special browsers to display.
  • Limited use of JavaScript, which doesn't work with some browsers and screen readers.
  • Using an easier-to-read non-serif font type (Century Gothic) set against a white background with no obtrusive background images.
  • No pop-ups or obtrusive advertising. The BAFTA website currently carries no external advertising.

Access "HotKeys"

We have introdicedaccess keys so that you can navigate this website using the keyboard only. These features follow government recommendations for access key assignments.

Home Page
IE 6 and 7: (alt +) 1 and then enter
Firefox, Safari and Mozilla: (shift + alt +) 1

Skip to Main Content of Current Page
IE 6 and 7: (alt +) 2 and then enter
Firefox, Safari and Mozilla: (shift + alt +) 2

IE 6 and 7: (alt +) 3 and then enter
Firefox, Safari and Mozilla: (shift + alt +) 3

Navigating the site

To navigate through the site, please use the top bar menu to choose a section. The drop-down menus from the top menu bar point you to static or important content within each section. The information bar running along the bottom of the main content indicates where you are on the website.

Additional Accessibility tools

If you want to alter the way you view our website you can do so using settings in your internet browser.

Internet Explorer

To change font styles, font sizes and colours specified on the website:

  • On the browser 'Tools' menu select 'Internet Options'.
  • On the 'General tab', select 'Accessibility'

To increase font size or to zoom:

  • In the browser 'Page' menu select 'Options' (or simply press 'cntrl –' or 'cntrl +' on your keyboard)
  • In Internet Explorer 7 you can simply use the 'Change Zoom Level' tool in the bottom right of your browser window

More changes can be made by selecting 'Internet Options' in the browser 'Tools' menu.


To change font styles, font sizes and colours specified on the website:

  • Select the 'Content' tab on the browser 'Tools' menu and selct options for fonts and colours

To change the Font Size, Page Style or Character encoding:

  • Select the corresponding options in the browser 'View' menu (or simply press 'cntrl –' or 'cntrl +' on your keyboard to de crease and increase the font)


Similar changes can be made in the Safari browser.

Accessibility references

The W3C accessibility guidelines explain the reasons behind each guideline.

If you would like further information about our accessibility standards or have problems accessing this Web site, please email [email protected].